Term limits for the mayor?

THE STANTON CIVIC CENTER complex (OC Tribune photo).

Should the position of mayor of Stanton be subject to the same term limits as other members of the city council?

Councilmember Gary Taylor has raised that issue and it will be discussed at Tuesday’s meeting of the council.  David Shawver has been on the council since 1988 and served several terms as mayor, winning the office most recently in 2022 with no opposition.

In 2016, Stanton voters approved Measure RR, which limited council members to two terms. The margin was 75.24 percent “yes” to 24.76 percent “no.”

Also on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is a discussion on the city’s current district-based election systems as requested by Shawver.

For most of the city’s history, council members were elected at large, but since 2018 that system was replaced with a district setup, in which council members are chosen by voters in each of four districts with the mayor elected by voters citywide.

The council will meet in its chambers at City Hall at 7800 Katella Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

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