Long-Time Mayor Supports Proposal To Extend Terms

Thursday, August 07, 2008 at 15:15



At least one northern Saskatchewan mayor is hoping to see extended terms for municipal politicians.


The provincial government is currently seeking the public’s input about whether elected urban and northern municipal officials, and school board officials, should have their terms extended from three to four years.


Buffalo Narrows Mayor Bobby Woods says a four-year term would help elected officials see their projects through.


He says three-year terms are a bit short, especially for first-time mayors and councillors who have a lot of plans and ideas.


Seven provinces currently use four-year terms.