LOCAL GOVERNMENT: City of West Hollywood, approval, Measure C, term limits for City Council, three four-year terms, not retroactive to current council members....
* Los Angeles Times: "In milestone, West Hollywood approves terms limits for City Council" - From the LAT:
West Hollywood voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure establishing term limits for City Council members.
All but one of the five members of the West Hollywood City Council have spent more than a decade in office. With all 11 precincts reporting, Measure C, establishing term limits, was passed with 2,690 votes in favor and 1,653 votes opposed, according to unofficial results released by the city. Measure C will limit council members to three four-year terms. The term limit, however, would not be retroactive, city officials said. Each existing council member will be allowed three additional four-year terms after the measure's adoption.
Previous attempts at term limits were rejected. In 1997, voters balked at a measure that would have limited council members to two consecutive terms.
Voters on Tuesday also reelected two incumbent councilmen, John Duran and Mayor Jeffrey Prang, who were running. Seven others competed for those seats.
Additional ballots will be counted at West Hollywood City Hall in the coming days, city officials said. Those ballots will be counted in the city's final, official election results.