BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Baltimore’s city council has defeated a measure that would limit local elected officials to three consecutive terms.

“They help root out corruption and let elected officials know this is not a lifetime appointment,” said Councilman Issac “Yitzy” Schleifer, who sponsored the bill.

Schleifer had asked his fellow council members to approve a charter amendment that would place the question on the November ballot.

However, it failed to pass by a vote of 7-7.

“I think there’s an argument that it maybe does more harm than good,” said Councilman Ryan Dorsey.

Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton called term limits oppressive.Read more at FOX Baltimore