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Public forums set for discussing Natchez-Adams County government
from Staff Reports - NEWS
May 3, 2019 - ListenUpYall.com

NATCHEZ, Miss. — Mayor Darryl Grennell and the Natchez Board of Aldermen request your participation in two important public forums:

"A New Day for Natchez-Adams County: Is It Time to Consider Change?"

Presented by: Mississippi State University's Stennis Institute of Government (SIG), the premier experts on the efficiency and effectiveness of state and local governments in Mississippi to promote civic education and citizen involvement.

Sponsored by: City of Natchez, Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce, FOR Natchez

Mayor Darryl Grennell and the Board of Aldermen urge your participation. Never before in Natchez-Adams have the elected officials invited the public to understand how local government should work, does (or does not) work and what we as citizens can or should do to improve.

The first forum on Tuesday, May 7, addresses “pros/cons of changing the form of municipal government." Should we replace our “Special Charter” (Natchez was incorporated in 1803) with one of the modern forms of governments sanctioned by state law?

Two weeks later, on Tuesday, May 21, the second forum is on the "pros/cons of merging delivery of certain services between the city and the county.” This will look at independent services (garbage, law enforcement etc.) all the way up to a full merger of the city and the county.

The two forums will be 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Natchez Convention Center.

The immediate goal is to provide citizens with real information so that genuine fact-based conversations can be had and wise decisions made. An ultimate goal is to establish an ongoing educational process here in Natchez-Adams for youth who might aspire to local leadership or careers in public administration.

These forums are organized and presented by the Stennis Institute of Government The panelists include experts from SIG and Mississippi State University’s Department of Political Science & Public Administration, as well as two of the foremost experts in the United States on annexation, consolidation, intergovernmental relations and service delivery from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.

 

Edited by: John Mott Coffey Story posted at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfDarrylGrennell/posts/2367368909969565




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