AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Eagle Eye's Davis Carroll breaks down proposed Amendment 7 to the Alabama State Constitution on the ballot this midterm election.
Proposed Amendment 7 is meant to clarify the language used in Amendments 759 and 772. Currently, Amendment 772 provides a framework in which Alabama counties, cities, and towns may use public funds to sell public property, lend their credit, or become indebted for economic development. This amendment excludes 14 counties that are stated in Amendment 759 to require notice of its proposed action by the governing body in the newspaper that has the largest circulation in that county, city, or town.
This proposed amendment would make it more clear that all counties, cities, and towns fall under the provision of Amendment 772 as well as the notion that notice must be given in the most circulated newspaper, thereby granting all counties, cities, and towns the same powers.