Flaggs seeks charter change

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is taking another shot at revising the city charter….

…The plan marks the fourth time since taking office the mayor has attempted to change city government, either by trying to change the form of government or changing the charter.

Flaggs said the revision “is not changing the form of government; it’s restructuring our form of government. It cleans up the city charter.”

“It takes out all that obsolete stuff out,” he said. “Second, it allows the mayor and board of aldermen to organize itself to determine through a resolution who will appoint the department heads and still have a checks and balance, where one person cannot just name somebody; you have to have one other vote to be approved. You still have to have advise and consent.

Vicksburg Post
12/24/16