Five Counties Try Home Rule
By Alabama Public Radio
Undated, AL – Five counties are using their new home rule privileges. Earlier this month, voters in Mobile, Autauga, Dallas, Jackson and Marshall counties approved limited home rule. That gives counties more authority over local issues, such as litter, junkyards and dangerous animals. And, it means county commissions don't have to get legislative approval to address every local issue. The limited home rule does not allow counties to approve property taxes or zoning ordinances. Escambia, Bibb and DeKalb counties will vote on limited home rule in November's general election.