The City Council's Ordinances, Charter & Rules Committee is discussing whether to back a ballot question that would change the mayor and council’s two-year terms to four-year terms.
The ballot question would require 5% of Woburn registered voters supporting the change, which would be changed in the City Charter, reported the Daily Times Chronicle.
Many other cities, including Malden and Melrose, have changed their charters to extend terms for mayor from two to four years over the past decade.
Alderman at-large Michael Concannon said the council should also discuss term limits because elected officials “become too comfortable or amass too much power if they're (in an elected office) for too long."
What do you think? Do you support expanding the mayor and City Council terms to four years? What do you think of the idea of term limits for elected officials in Woburn?