Mayor Marty Walsh would have voted in favor of abolishing term limits for Massachusetts House of Representatives Speaker Robert DeLeo, he said Friday on Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.

That's a reversal from six years ago when, as a State Representative, Walsh voted in favor of then-Representative DeLeo's proposal to impose term limits. Yesterday, the Democratic Caucus—at DeLeo's recommendation—voted to undo his own term limit reform.

"I think there's some more work the Speaker wants to accomplish as Speaker of the House," Walsh said.

"Having some consistency in one branch of the government will be helpful as well," he continued. "We have a brand new Senate President, we have a brand new Governor of the Commonwealth, and having a Speaker for a couple years extra doesn't hurt the cause. It allows people to get on their feet."

Walsh praised DeLeo's tenure as Speaker, saying he has "run a very tight House."

The Aftermath of Winter Storm Juno

Mayor Marty Walsh does not regret reopening schools or lifting the parking ban Friday and commended Boston residents for staying off the streets during the snow removal process earlier this week. 

"I think we're doing a good job. We have 200 vehicles out there today removing snow off the street," he said.

Walsh responded to concerned residents with a call to remain patient.

"You're talking about the sixth largest storm in the history of Boston, and we were open three days later," he said. "It's not that easy."

Walsh also weighed in on the practice of using space savers to reserve parking spots, saying he would wait to see the response to the new ban on space saving in the South End before making a decision affecting the entire city.

"As of right now, people are still reserving spaces until I make an announcement at some point," he said.

Boston 2024: Is There a Gag Order For City Employees?

Walsh came under fire recently after it was reported he signed an agreement with the United States Olympic Committee forbidding employees of the city to speak negatively about the 2024 Boston Olympic bid.

Walsh said the contract he signed contained what he called "boilerplate language" that did not reflect the policies of his administration, and that the mayors of all other American cities in the running—San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles—signed similar agreements.

"We're fixing some of that agreement," he said. "We're revising the language, we're going to have different language in there."

Walsh said the next step in the bid process will be beginning to more closely coordinate efforts between the three entities that were previously working on the bid: the city's government, the Boston 2024 committee, and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

"I think there's some growing pains we're all working on and working through, and at the end o the day I think people will be very happy with the system," he said.

On Meeting Tom Brady

Walsh also took a moment to reminisce about his first meeting with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. "I met him, actually, Opening Day of the Red Sox," Walsh said. "Honestly, I have to say, when he walked in Lorrie hit me and said, 'would you stop staring?'"

To hear more from Mayor Marty Walsh, tune in to the full January edition of "Ask the Mayor" on Boston Public Radio above.