Public urged to attend meeting with Mayor Flaggs

Published 1:44 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will present an update on the city and take questions from residents on any city topic at a 6 p.m. public meeting Wednesday in the boardroom of the Robert M. Walker Building, 1415 Walnut St.

He announced the meeting at the start of Monday’s meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

“It (the meeting) will be open to the public and I’ll be taking all the questions,” he said. “I think you should always be accessible and accountable to the public. I believe in making myself available to those who have concerns about the direction of the city.”

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The meeting is the first for 2020. Since taking office, Flaggs has held a number of public meetings each year on different topics, including crime, the Kings community, the city charter and Vicksburg’s open container and leisure zone ordinance.

“I’ve done it ever since I’ve been in politics; it allows people to have input into their city, that’s the real purpose of it,” he said. “I just believe in being held accountable and I believe in people having input in their city. “You have less arguments come election time when you allow people to have input.”

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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