Why does Los Gatos need term limits?
Term limits increase voter choice, encourage more candidates to run and provide better opportunities for more residents. Additionally, research shows that term limits increase the diversity of the backgrounds of those elected. Voting Yes on B will make Los Gatos elections fair and more competitive.
How does Measure B level the playing field?
Our current system favors incumbents who have served for years. By limiting Town Council members to two consecutive four-year terms, Measure B gives new leaders increased opportunities to represent us.
Are term limits a common practice in our area?
Yes, they are incredibly common. Of the fifteen cities in Santa Clara County, twelve have term limits for their elected officials. Enforcing term limits in Los Gatos would help our town join the rest of the County in enacting good governance reform.