The Utica Common Council has passed an ordinance imposing eight-year term limits on elected city officials.
The term limits were approved by a 5-4 vote this week, but will not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2022.
According to the new ordinance, the mayor, common council president and comptroller will be limited to two consecutive four-year terms. A candidate can seek re-election after one term passes between the eight-year consecutive maximum.
There is an exception for elected officials seeking re-election under the 2017 local law that extends terms to 12 consecutive years.
The term limits will begin after the next local elections in 2021.