El Dorado Voters Could Extend Supervisor Term Limits

Voters in El Dorado County will have a chance to extend their supervisors’ tenures this fall. On July 24, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to approve a ballot measure that would allow supervisors to serve three consecutive terms instead of two.

Shiva Fentzen and Michael Ranalli voted no. Fentzen expressed concerns that such an extension would encourage “career politicians.” Ranalli worried it would look like a self-aggrandizing ‘power grab’ because sitting board members would benefit from the ability to serve another term.

The Board’s vote is consistent with a 2016 Grand Jury report which suggested eliminating supervisor term limits.

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