A group of activists is asking the City Council to put a measure on the ballot that would limit their own terms on the council.
The group tried to get term limits on the ballot by collecting signatures, but the county Registrar of Voters rejected the petition after conducting a check on a random sample of the signatures and finding too many to be invalid.
Patrice Lynes, the head of the activists gathering signatures for the measure, said putting it on the ballot would be an honorable thing to do. "I think that would be fair," she told the Californian.
The measure would limit a city council member from serving more than two consecutive terms with a proviso letting them run again after sitting out for four years.
Out of the 500 signatures checked, only 364 were deemed valid, according to the registrar. This means only 3,915 signatures would likely be valid. A minimum of 4,136 were needed to put the measure on the ballot.