Howard County Council to Consider Longer Term Limits

As reported by the Howard County Times, Council member Calvin Ball has prefiled a charter amendment to change the term limit for council members from three terms to four terms.  If approved by the Council, it will be placed on the ballot in November.

“The vast majority of Maryland jurisdictions have no term limits,” Ball said. “And while I think voters in Howard County have indicated general support for term limits, I think the amount should be reconsidered.”

The only chartered Maryland jurisdictions besides Howard that have term limits for council members are Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties, both of which have a limit of two terms for their council and county executive, according to Ball’s research. Harford and Baltimore counties have a limit of two terms for their county executives but no term limits for council members.

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