Aldermen debate term limits for city officials

City Hall

O’FALLON – The O’Fallon City Council’s Finance and Administration Committee debated whether term limits were right for the city during their meeting Monday night.

The proposal was put forth by Mayor Herb Roach recently, stating that he heard from residents while he was walking door to door during the campaign that the city needed term limits.

City Administrator Walter Denton introduced Derek Sherman, a city intern from SIU Edwardsville, who produced a study looking at other Illinois cities that have implemented term limits. Sherman found that the most common method was to limit elected officials to three consecutive terms. He found 19 municipalities in Illinois, mostly located up north with ten located within Cook County, that have term limits.

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