Protest Planned before Term Limits Hearing at Courthouse

Tomorrow, January 22 at 9:00 AM is the next step in the Palm Beach Gardens Term Limits saga.

In 2014, city voters approved retroactive term limits (2 three year terms) for City Council, forcing Joe Russo to retire this year, and several more sitting members to leave in 2017.

Vice Mayor David Levy however sits in a grey area of the new law. Serving his third term in 2012, he resigned from the Council to run unsuccessfully for County Commission, but then was elected back on the Council in 2013. Term limits passed in 2014. His interpretation of the ordinance is that the clock reset in 2013 and he is in his first term.

Taking a different approach, Sid Dinerstein, former PBC GOP Chairman and a member of the term limits committee filed suit claiming Levy is ineligible to run. Kevin Easton, a candidate for Levy’s seat and also a member of the committee, has joined the suit which goes before a judge tomorrow at 9:00 AM.

Michael Peragine, a past Council candidate himself and the Chairman of the term limits committee, is organizing a protest in front of the courthouse in West Palm Beach for tomorrow at 8:30 AM.

For more information, see Sarah Peters entry in the Palm Beach Post Blog: Palm Beach Gardens term limits group to protest before vice mayor’s hearing

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