What is Limited Self-Governance?
Limited Self-Governance is a restricted set of health and safety powers that voters can authorize for their county commissions. In counties with Limited Self-Governance, local leaders have the ability to respond to citizen concerns and abate certain identified nuisances in unincorporated areas.
What isn’t Limited Self-Governance?
- It isn’t home rule
- It isn’t taxing authority
- It isn’t planning, zoning or otherwise regulating land use
Who has Limited Self-Governance?
Limited Self-Governance is effective in 19 Alabama counties: Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Cherokee, Colbert, Coosa, Dallas, DeKalb, Escambia, Geneva, Jackson, Lee, Macon, Madison, Mobile, Monroe, Shelby, Tuscaloosa and Winston.
“Good government is no substitute for self-government. ”
– Mahatma Gandhi