Wednesday, July 12, 2006

How'd I Miss This Saturday?

Apparently the city council has the power to take away the mayor's emergency powers:
But it appears the council could end the state of emergency on its own, whether Nagin likes it or not.

The state law authorizing state and local officials to declare states of emergency says such a declaration can be ended by, among others, "a majority of the surviving members of the municipal governing authority." In fact, the law says, "the document terminating the state of emergency or disaster may establish a period during which no other declaration of emergency or disaster may be issued."

Only question would be whether it's settled law that the city council is the "municipal governing authority." If so, the only question would be whether the council members think Nagin is too powerful to challenge, or just don't want the responsibility themselves.

They don't want the responsibility. But, hell, neither does C Ray. It's government by punting and buckpassing.
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Old Favorites
  • Political Boxing (untitled)
  • Did Bush Take His Ball and Go Home
  • Teratogens and Plan B
  • Foghorn Leghorn Republicans
  • Quote of the Day
  • October's News(Dec.1)
  • untitled, Nov.19 (offshore revenue)
  • Remember Upton Sinclair
  • Oct. Liar of thr month
  • Jindal's True Colors
  • No bid contracts