Home Rule Rally 2020

The Mississippi Municipal League held their annual Home Rule Rally today at the state capitol.

Over 100 mayors and city council members from all over the state held the rally to encourage legislature not to infringe on local authority to run municipalities.

Gulfport Mayor and League President Billy Hewes explained the importance of city lawmaker being able to have complete control of their own municipalities. “When we get sent something down that either overruns an ordinance we’ve already adopted or something that we’re considering, or mandates us to do something that has no fiscal note attached, no money that comes with it but we have to pay for it? That really impacts our budget directly and it affects our ability to effectively represent our constituents.”

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