Flaggs to lead public meeting Wednesday evening
Published 5:25 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will present an update on the city and take questions from residents on any city topic at a public meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m.in the boardroom of the Robert M. Walker Building, 1415 Walnut St.
He announced the meeting at the beginning of the Jan. 20 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 when he announced the meeting. “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.”
The meeting is the first for 2020. Since taking office, Flaggs has held three public meetings each year addressing different topics, including crime, the Kings community, the city charter and Vicksburg’s open container and leisure zone ordinance.
“I’ve done it (held meetings) 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.”