West Hollywood already has term limits. They're called elections.
West Hollywood is 1.9 square miles and has fewer than 40,000 residents. The city works. It is safe and has a large social services budget. We have many regular neighborhood meetings; we are a walkable city with many opportunities for political dialogue. Our elections do not require huge sums of money for television and radio advertising.
The incumbents have the power of incumbency, but they also have to answer for their actions. Candidates for City Council have many opportunities to meet the voters and convey their ideas.
This isn't an endorsement for any City Council incumbents or other candidates. They are good people with good intentions. Term limits — in essence voting out incumbents because they are incumbents — is not a workable way of governing.