Thursday the city council passed Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to change term limits to allow all of them to run for a third term. This has been put to referendum twice and the people of New York City twice affirmed their desire to limit elected officials to two terms. Reading city council member's responses shed some light on a few people who are or were on the short list to be sent to Congress on behalf of the voters of this district;
Mike McMahon voted against over turning term limits.
Bill DeBlasio, the 2006 brief candidate for the Democratic nomination also voted no. In his statements he said;
George Orwell would have loved the arguments made by the Mayor and Speaker. He calls this "stealing like a thief in the night the shape of our democracy."
Domenic Recchia, the 2008 would be Democratic candidate, who ran for this seat, piled up money then dropped out voted in favor of over turning term limits;
Recchia just praised the Council for getting work going on redevelopment of Coney Island. "But if I can't be on Council, how will I know that the work will get done?"
Ingnizo and Oddo the two Republican council members from Staten Island voted no.