City’s liquor passage raises question in future elections

Last year, City Clerk Eddie Myers asked Attorney General Jim Hood the same question.

And in his opinion, dated July 18, Hood said, ” … because there are no registered voters living in the area in question … the area will remain dry unless Lamar County conducts another election … which results are in favor of coming out from under prohibition.”

Hood also said state law mandates at least 20 percent of the qualified voters in an area petition the city to hold the special election.

Carroll feels differently.

“I think if an area is annexed by the city, it should fall into city ordinances,” Carroll said.

And Carroll is not alone in that sentiment, but it seems as if they’ll have to convince state leaders if they want to have the law changed to address the potential problem.

Clarion-Ledger
11/13/9