Term limits

Fla. House Signs Off On School Board Term Limits

2 hours ago
Newly elected House member Rep. Sam Garrison, R-Fleming Island, is sworn in on Nov. 17, 2020.

The Florida House on Wednesday passed a measure that would ask voters in 2022 to impose eight-year term limits on county school board members. 

Jacksonville City Council Votes Down Term-Limit Referendum

Aug 22, 2017
CIty of Jacksonville

The Jacksonville City Council voted against a bill that would have let voters decide whether to extend the limits on local officials’ terms in office. The vote was 11-to-6 at Tuesday’s meeting.

Jacksonville City Hall
Ray Hollister

Jacksonville elected officials would be able to serve 12 consecutive years instead of eight, if a bill passes the City Council on Tuesday.

Opponents of the legislation are touting a new poll that suggests most Jacksonville residents oppose more time in office.

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” our Media Roundtable featured Andrew Pantazi from the Florida Times-Union, Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski and WJCT Business Analyst John Burr (01:24). We were also joined by Martha Mickler, Margo Pope and Judy Riggle (41:24)  to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine. 

City of Jacksonville / WJCT News

The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday night postponed a vote on a bill that would let voters give many public officials more time in office.

Councilman Matt Schellenberg said he’s sponsoring the increased-term-limit bill because a city task force recommended the change a couple years ago.

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable (01:16) included Florida Times-Union reporter Ben Conarck, Tim Gibbons of the Jacksonville Business Journal, Charles Griggs with the Jacksonville Free Press and WJCT reporter/producer Lindsey Kilbride. Apex Theatre Studio Director Ian Mairs and cast member Robert Reid (37:16) joined the show to talk about the  production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged,” and band Crystal Garden featuring Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley (44:16) performed live in studio.     

Jacksonville Elected Officials Could Run For Third Term Under City Bill

Jul 18, 2017
Ray Hollister / WJCT News

Jacksonville elected city officials would be able to serve three consecutive terms instead of two under a proposal that’s advancing in City Council.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville voters will not be able to decide whether local elected officials can have more time in office. That’s after the Jacksonville City Council unanimously voted to withdraw a bill Tuesday night.