Today the Florida 4th District Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision that overturned voter-approved term limits in Broward County.
In other words, the courts have ruled that county commissioner term limits ARE constitutional in Florida.
As a result, Palm Beach County's voter-initiated and -approved county commissioner term limits law is safe from attack by local politicians via the courts!
We expected county term limits to win at the Florida Supreme Court level, but were worried about the appellate court case because it appeared to be looking at a narrower question than home rule. Our fear was that local politicians would try to use an appellate decision to void Palm Beach County's law before it got to the Supreme Court. Two Palm Beach County commissioners announced they planned to do just that. But no more.
Today marks a great victory for the voters and a loss for professional politicians.
Next stop: Washington. Please sign the online petition for Congressional term limits here.