NEW BEDFORD - A citizens group is looking to garner support to lengthen the mayoral term in New Bedford.
The group, "New Bedford Fourward," is looking to expand the term for mayor from two years to four, beginning in 2019.
The group will work to gather the necessary 2,500 certified signatures of New Bedford residents who support the initiative in order to have the question appear on the
New Bedford City Council President Joseph Lopes feels the voters should have a say when it comes to longer mayoral terms. Mayor Jon Mitchell is proposing a change to the City's charter that would allow for four-year terms for the next mayor...
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has made an official move to change the City's charter, allowing for four-year mayoral terms instead of the current two-year terms.
Mitchell presented the City Council with the proposal on Wednesday, saying the modification would bring stability to the City's executive branch, allow the mayor to focus on long-term improvements, and cutting down on the relative amount