The battles are fierce and often exciting but then when good guys finally win, it almost seems anti-climactic. Well, of course the good guys won. The law was so clear...
No! No! No!
When rogue 4-term Palm Beach Gardens Council member David Levy challenged the retroactive term limits law passed by some 70% of his fellow citizens by running for a fifth term, City Clerk Patricia Snider and even the county's Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher lawyered up and circled the wagons around him. Local media treated Levy's campaign as legitimate in spite of the unambiguous results of the 2014 election in favor of retroactive term limits.
The lower courts, too timid to enforce the law in this environment, allowed the election to go on and then, after it ended in a runoff, tried to broker a compromise solution between the local political establishment and the citizens of Palm Beach Gardens.
Yes, the law was clear but this victory for the citizens was by no means preordained. They won only because D'Loughy and Dinerstein insisted on fighting the corrupt local power until the citizens got 100% of what they voted for.
Yes, we can fight city hall. D'Loughy and Dinerstein proved it once again. So, if this happens in your town, you know what to do.