term limits

Term limits gives choices

The term limits phenomenon is a tribute to public involvement in politics and is one of the few reforms devised and implemented by the people. Peter Graf’s argument (Reader Input ...

Term limits cuts voting options

There is no such thing as job security for an elected official. Each election is an opportunity for voters to place new faces on the council, when and if they feel that the council ...

Voting should decide council terms

Measure A on our Nov. 2 ballot will require term limits in Loomis. Its backers believe public service should be “for a limited time” and they believe in “new ideas and fresh ...

Term limits are 'waste of money'

In reference to Claudia Starkey’s letter on term limits are unnecessary (Reader Input, Aug. 19), we couldn’t agree more. As longtime Loomis residents, we have always been prou ...

Measure A takes on council terms

Even after the Nov. 2 election, it may not be clear who will sit on the Loomis town council. If Measure A, the term limits initiative, passes — and if incumbents Walt Scherer and ...

Council denies allegations in term limits process

Are tax dollars being spent and secret meetings being held to fight term limits? “No,’ said Perry Beck, Loomis town manager, and Mayor Gary Liss in response to claims made by t ...

Town to write argument against term limits

Proponents of town council term limits are crying foul. That’s because Loomis Town Council will be writing the argument against term limits for the November ballot. Sonja Cupler, ...

Term limits put on November ballot

The Loomis Town Council has put term limits on the November ballot after the county clerk noted an unintentional omission from the proponents’ petition. At the Jan. 11 council m ...

Town term limit change needed

It is disturbing to me that Mayor Walt Scherer would have us believe that hatred is the reason promoters of term limits would put forth the issue to voters. He seems to fear it so ...

Save money for rainy-day fund

Regarding the “Voters to decide term limits” article (Loomis News, Oct. 22, 2009): I would argue that no fire is raging that justifies putting this on the ballots twice.  It ...

Cost of special election would be a waste

The Town of Loomis has one of the best managed budgets of any city in California. While other cities, towns and counties are cutting back on services, laying off employees and red ...

Voters should have the chance to decide whether to sign term limits petition

Re: Walt Scherer’s letter (Loomis News, Aug. 27): Walt, you think the whole Town of Loomis revolves around you. Believe me the town could survive without you. This is not a grud ...

Scherer's fiscal concern feigned

Re: Walt Scherer's letter (Loomis News, Aug. 27) and his feigned sense of fiscal concern for the taxpayers' expenses: Is this the same councilman who has Loomis embroiled in not j ...

Term limits are good for Loomis

Please do not turn the Term Limits for Loomis Town Council Initiative into something that it’s not. Please take it at its face value and for the good and positive changes that it ...

Former mayor petitioning to impose council term limits

A former Loomis mayor is conducting a drive to change town rules to impose term limits on council incumbents. Former Loomis Mayor Tom Millward, along with Barbara Burklow and Sonia ...