Residents ponder term limits

by | Apr 15, 2021 | Latest

For years, the subject of term limits has been broached on more than one occasion at local, state and federal gov­ernment levels.

Sachse City Council brief­ly discussed term limits in a March meeting in which they appointed nominees to various boards and commissions. Al­though the discussion was pri­mary centered around board and commission members serving long tenures on one board, Councilmember Frank Millsap said he believes term limits should apply to local government as well.

In an interview, Millsap took the subject one step fur­ther, saying he supports term limits on all city boards and commissions and that serving on multiple boards concur­rently should be considered when determining term limits.

The councilmember said he thinks that setting term limits will bring fresh new ideas to council and will aid the city’s future growth.

“If a person is in a position too long, they begin to think their personal attitude is the only one worth listening to,” Millsap said. “They don’t use the taxpayers and residents as a sounding board.”

The councilman said his philosophy is when an indi­vidual is an elected official or appointed to a board, they are selected to represent most voters. He said a council or board member should listen to the voters, even when it goes against their personal views.

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By Dustin Butler[email protected]

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