Scheduled for first reader tonight is a Charter Amendment sponsored by Alderman Stankivic to limit the terms for Aldermen, which are currently unrestricted.
CA-02-09 would limit the successive terms served by an Alderman to 2.
It also would do something more subtle but no less amusing. From my youth, I seem to remember some petty quarrels involving the Mayor, Alderman Hoyle, and former Ward 1 Alderman Louise Hammond. As I recall, Hoyle wanted the mayor to address the female Aldermen as "Alderwoman", I suppose to eliminate a perceived gender bias in the charter. Alderman Hammond refused to accept the new moniker, as the charter clearly identified the position as "Alderman".
Stankivic's CA would settle this issue, adding the word "Alderwomen" into the language and affording any concerned females with the ability to be labeled the 'alder' of their choice.