Eight is Enough is a grassroots campaign sponsored by "Citizens Good Government". Our organization is a “political committee” filed with the City of Pompano Beach. The group is an outgrowth of Citizens to Protect the Children which originated in December 2014.
Our goal is to collect over 8,000 validated and signed petitions from Pompano Beach voters and to in turn place our citizen petition on the ballot to amend the city charter. The amendment would ask voters if we should establish two, four-year term limits for commissioners and the mayor. It would also include an increase in years of elected office from two to four, outlaw political parties from endorsing in city elections, create staggered elections, and change our election date from November to April.
Why should dynasty politicians be allowed to borrow money for 30 years? They will be long gone but our children and grandchildren will be left to pay their waste. No one needs to be on the City Commission for 8, 12, 16 or 20 years, yet that is what we have.
Term limits will give the community fresh ideas, citizen representation and prevent dynasty politicians from receiving tens of thousands of dollars into their campaign account from city contractors, vendors and developers for scratching their backs
As is the case anytime citizens want to fix government, roadblock after roadblock was placed in our way until it was too late to put it on the prior ballots. The Pompano Beach City Charter is in conflict with Florida state statures. The City has been aware of this problem since 1998 but done nothing to fix the problem.
We are not the only ones saying there is a problem with the City’s prohibitive language. The State of Florida’s Attorney General wrote an advisory opinion saying the City Charter was in conflict with State Statute. The 4th District Court of Appeals issued a ruling against the City regarding the City’s interpretation on parts of the Citizens Charter Petition language.
Finally after 19 years “Pompano Term Limits” has formed and been accepted as a Pompano Beach political committee working to protect citizens and giving the citizens the opportunity to voice their opinion by establishing term limits for our elected officials! Unlike the existing City Charter which says citizens must gather 15% of the registered voters in the last general election (62,080 registered voters) and do so in (90) ninety days; the State Statute says we must gather only 10% of the registered voters in the last general election and we have up to (2) two years to do so. The State Stature mandates we must have 6,208 good signatures (by April 2018). Our plan is to submit over 8,000, so we need your help!