NYC Mayor, in His 3rd Term, Supports 2-Term Limit

By Staff | October 25, 2010 | 2:48 PM EDT

(AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he supports a ballot measure to restore the city's term-limit law to two terms.

Bloomberg is responsible for getting the law changed in 2008 to allow three terms. He persuaded the City Council to extend it so he could run again.

A spokesman says Bloomberg supported three terms only for himself because the situation was extraordinary.

Bloomberg said then that the city needed him to get through the financial crisis. He promised he'd convene a commission to put the question before voters again.

Voters will consider it Tuesday.