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Old 03-26-2020, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:49 PM
 
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Here in the Flowood area I've seen several New York and Illinois license plates.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:53 PM
 
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Thank you. Different places are going to have a different impact. Our most populous cities will have the highest tolls.
Nor does it surprise me to see counties where college campuses are with high numbers.
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I'm confused. How does the governor have the authority to cancel a lockdown passed by the mayor and city council? In my state, the mayor would have just told him to go pound sand.
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Old 03-28-2020, 12:51 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I'm confused. How does the governor have the authority to cancel a lockdown passed by the mayor and city council? In my state, the mayor would have just told him to go pound sand.
Does the mayor of a city have the authority to close businesses and declare an emergency?
It appears not, in Tupelo. Lock down was declared and is pretty much being ignored. I posted about seeing probably 25 kids or more playing basketball.
Their parents are at home.
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Old 03-28-2020, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Does the mayor of a city have the authority to close businesses and declare an emergency?
It appears not, in Tupelo. Lock down was declared and is pretty much being ignored. I posted about seeing probably 25 kids or more playing basketball.
Their parents are at home.
Why would they not? They also have the authority to commandeer private facilities at public need? Does Mississippi never have public emergencies? Could the governor really tell cities not to respond to a hurricane or tornado? That level of subservience is unimaginable to a westerner.

The response here would be, "If you don't like what we are doing, convene the legislature and pass a law against it." People were treating the school shutdown like a spring break, so the mayors and city councils of the small towns on the Oregon Coast shut down all the tourist facilities. You can go to the coast, but bring a tent, because there is not a hotel or motel open for hundreds of miles. That wasn't the governor, that was the local city councils.

There are some profound cultural differences between the South and the West.
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:19 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Why would they not? ..............
They may not because that power has not been given to them.
If the people have given that right to the mayor in some way, then he has it. The Ninth Amendment is clear that if a right is not given to the government, then the government does not have it.


In the case of our town, the mayor ordered restaurants closed. The restaurants objected and started to open back up so the mayor went to the governor, who issued an order. Now the restaurants are closed.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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I'm confused. How does the governor have the authority to cancel a lockdown passed by the mayor and city council? In my state, the mayor would have just told him to go pound sand.
I think people are getting misinformation. The governor didn't cancel a city's lockdown with the order.
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:56 PM
 
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I'm confused. How does the governor have the authority to cancel a lockdown passed by the mayor and city council? In my state, the mayor would have just told him to go pound sand.
South Carolina's AG has also ruled mayors don't have this authority, and now SC beaches are allowing renters again. That said, MS Gov didn't say no lockdown orders, it was just a really poorly worded executive order, basically setting a minimum and allowing the mayors to add onto it. Although it DID add things likes churches to the "essential business" list.

Personal opinion, I think the perspective on this is probably pretty regional. In the southeast there are A LOT of mayors who got elected literally only on the fact that their family has lived in the same place forever so everyone knows them, especially in small to mid sized areas.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:45 PM
 
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I think the governor went back and re-worded the bill.
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