Change of government petition drive underway in OS

Ocean Springs business leader George Conwill is heading up the signature drive. He believes a city manager form of government is more efficient and would free up Mayor Connie Moran for other duties.

“Gives her time to be out in front, promoting the city, being at all the openings, being the figurehead and the face of Ocean Springs and allows someone who is a professional to manage the city,” Conwill explained.

But the mayor thinks something else is in play by some of the aldermen.

“Maybe changing the form of government and reducing my salary is their last ditch effort to make sure I don’t have control,” Moran said.