Home Rule

What is Home Rule?
Municipal home rule originated in the United States in the early twentieth century. It enables voters to adopt a home rule charter that acts as the city's basic governing document over local issues; however, state law continues to prevail over statewide concerns. The goal of municipal home rule is to facilitate local control and minimize state intervention into municipal affairs. Municipal home rule allows the local citizen to have a bigger voice in regards to their local issues. ​

Home Rule