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Voters Approve Term Limits For Supervisors

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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will have to come to terms with a decision by voters to limit how long supervisors can serve.

— The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will have to come to terms with a decision by voters to limit how long supervisors can serve.

San Diego county voters approved term limits for the Board of Supervisors. The current board hasn’t changed since 1995. The measure was largely supported by labor unions. Supervisors will now be limited to two four year terms. But Supervisor Dianne Jacob said she doesn’t believe the vote reflects dissatisfaction with the current board.

“There’s an undercurrent that’s going on nationally, statewide and San Diego County is no different,” she said. “There’s a lot of anger out there and I think people are grasping at whatever they can.”

Jacob said she and the other supervisors face reelection every four years and can be voted out if people are unhappy with them. The measure won’t force anyone out of office right away. Each supervisor can serve two more terms before having to leave office.

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