Wednesday, July 16, 2014
ROCKVILLE MAYOR AND COUNCIL APPROVE 4 YEAR TERMS FOR CITY ELECTED OFFICES
Rockville's Mayor and Council ended years of debate over whether 2 year terms were too short to accomplish the people's business Monday night, voting 3-2 to extend them to 4 years. Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and Councilmembers Beryl L. Feinberg and Virginia D. Onley voted for the longer terms, but the change was opposed by Councilmembers Tom Moore and Julie Palakovich Carr. The new terms take effect in the 2015 city election. A 54% majority of voters approved of the idea in a 2013 city ballot question.