Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Commerce City Charter Clarification... How being appointed affects your term limits

After having a discussion with 3 different people and getting 3 different interpretations about the same subject, I decided to get clarification from Commerce City about what the Home Rule Charter says about being appointed and your term limits as a Commerce City Council Member. The following is the clear clarification from Commerce City Staff: Appointment or election for completion of another council member’s four-year term does not count toward the eight-year term limitation of a council member. For example, an appointment to complete another council member’s term nor an election for two years to complete another council member’s term count toward the term limitation.