The Mayor of Concord, California will be allowed to hold office for two years,
after City Council voted 5-1 in favor of the issue. This doubles the current term limit of one year.
The new term limit starts when the next next mayor is chosen in December 2013. Councilmember Laura Hoffmeister cast the lone vote against the new term limit.
"The vote returns the City Council to the format used for sixty years until the one-year term was enacted in 1993," said city clerk Mary Rae Lehman, via email correspondence.
"The Council approved the change noting that the two-year format allows mayors to follow through on their initiatives and assists the community and partner organizations in developing stronger ties with the City’s top elected official," Lehman said.