Friday, September 07, 2007

Check Please

I'm glad to see that the Asbury Park Press Editorial Board has joined the chorus calling for Freeholder term limits.

Our system of government is based on checks and balances, and we need new checks. Not only on the county level, but on the state and municipal level as well.

On the state level, Minority Leaders Leonard Lance and Alex DeCroce, along with GOP Chair Tom Wilson should use the opening they've been given by the "Broken Boards" arrests to call for comprehensive reform of our state government, with term limits being a major plank of the platform.

Here in Monmouth County, Freeholder Rob Clifton should make term limits and a rotational directorship on the county level a reality next Tuesday at the Freeholder meeting. Clifton should dust off the resolution Anna Little proposed earlier this year and put it to a vote. The votes are there, if Clifton supports it.

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