Big Spring City Council Reverses Decision on Term Limits

by Mike Henry
KBYG - Special to NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - It could still go before voters, but the issue of term limits won't be placed on the ballot in May with the approval of Big Spring City Council.

Despite approving a term limits ballot issue during first reading last month, the Big Spring City Council voted 5-2 against the issue on Tuesday night.

The previous vote had been close, 4-3, to move forward, but it may have been a combination of some council members rethinking the issue, as well as a recent vote by LULAC of Texas, against the idea of term limits in big spring that swayed two City Council members the other direction.

In the final vote, Mayor Tommy Duncan and City Councilman Craig Olson were the only two members in favor of the issue.  Council members Stephanie Horton and Terry Hansen switched their votes on the final reading.

The issue of City Council term limits isn't dead though as a local political group "Concerned Citizens" is promising to petition the issue and put it on the ballot themselves.

"Initiative and referendum" is still to come before City Council for their decision in the near future.

If approved, it would go on the May ballot.