Not our poll, police union says of latest WPB survey on Frankel, term limitsby George Bennett | June 7th, 2010
Tongues are wagging again in West Palm Beach over the latest round of political polling calls, which included lots of questions about Mayor Lois Frankel and the term limits law that will prevent her from seeking a third term in March 2011.
Respondents over the weekend were asked their opinions of Frankel, former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley and former West Palm Beach Mayor Nancy Graham. They were also asked about the city’s term-limits law and whether it should be scrapped or extended to three four-year terms instead of two for the mayor. There were also questions about the pay dispute between the city and the police union.
The Police Benevolent Association did conduct a poll a few weeks back. But PBA leaders say they’re not behind this poll.
Frankel couldn’t immediately be reached this morning.
For Frankel to run for a third term in March, voters would have to change the city charter. The most likely scenario for doing that would be through a referendum on the November ballot. To get a question on the ballot, the county Elections Office says it would need language by mid-August.
For that to happen, a petition drive to force a ballot question would have to begin soon.