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Hattiesburg City Council continues to limit citizens forum at meetings

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 4, 2014

DuPree to Council: “You don’t have the authority to appoint.”

In other business at Monday’s work session, Councilwoman Deborah Delgado proposed the council reinstate the citizens forum, which was put on a minimum 90-day hold in November.

“We work for the people,” said Delgado. “The people have a right to have a forum to come before us and address us about whatever it is that they choose to.”

No discussion was held after her comments and Bradley said after the meeting that although the forum has passed its minimum 90-day break, its reinstatement will not come up for discussion just yet.

Delgado also said she received an apology via e-mail from Councilman Carter Carroll for calling her a bitch in last month’s meeting.

“Respect is not compromised because I differ with you on an issue,” said Delgado.

When WDAM asked Carroll that night if he made those comments, he said, “Why would I admit to something I didn’t say?”


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