Late Friday afternoon action, short and simple:
"The question of extending term limits belongs rightly with the voters. The City Attorney has approved the ordinance as to form and legality. I am returning the term limits ordinance with my signature so the voters can decide. "
It means that voters will be asked in November whether they want to let city council members, including the current ones, serve three terms instead of two.
* Delgadillo still opposed: If you read the mayor's statement as suggesting that the city attorney approves of the measure, don't be fooled. Delgadillo's office said in response it "was written by City Hall lobbyists and weakens current ethics laws, places the city in legal peril and is misleading to the voters. The City Council has ignored the opinion of its own lawyer, the city attorney, and made a troubling end-run around the Ethics Commission to ram through a term limits extension scheme by half-baked ethics measures." Times, Daily News