Term Limits in Bossier City Gets Bumped Back to Council
SHREVEPORT, LA - The battle over term limits in Bossier City will be back in the hands of the City Council.
Mayor Tommy Chandler put a resolution on the council agenda calling for a special election to place term limits on the ballot on November 18, 2023. But the council pulled the item from the agenda and asked for an opinion from the Attorney General in reference to the petition submitted to the Registrar of Voters.
Well now, the Attorney General has responded saying they will not issue an opinion because they are the legal advisors to all Registrar of Voters in the state and this would be a conflict.
Here's What the A-G said:
Our office serves as the attorney and legal advisor to the Bossier Parish Registrar of Voters pursuant to La. R.S. 18:64. As such, we believe an opinion on whether the Registrar of Voters properly and validly certified the petition is not appropriate in this matter and we decline to issue an opinion.
The deadline is approaching to get this measure on the ballot this fall.
Mayor Chandler issued this statement:
"My job as Mayor is to work on behalf of the citizens and they have presented a petition that I will not ignore. As a supporter of term limits, I will continue working to get this issue on the ballot. I look forward to casting my vote in favor of term limits on November 18, 2023."
The petition has more than 2900 signatures calling for term limits in Bossier City. The minimum number of signatures needed is 2715. The council has been hesitant to put the issue on the ballot this fall.
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