How long should OC supervisors be able to serve?

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Some Orange County supervisors are pushing for longer consecutive term limits. A new ballot proposal would grant a lifetime limit of 12 years, which can be served consecutively. Photo by Shutterstock.

OC Supervisors are expected to discuss reviving a proposal that would extend term limits, while also capping those terms for a lifetime. Currently, supervisors can hold office for two consecutive terms — each term lasting four years. After a break, they can run again later for up to two more terms at a time.

The new ballot proposal would replace those rules with a lifetime limit of 12 years, meaning supervisors can serve three consecutive terms. Critics say the proposal’s language is a sneaky way for supervisors to stay on the board longer.