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Hattiesburg council approves pay scale tightening ordinance

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council has amended an ordinance to tighten its financial oversight of pay scales, transfers and promotions for city employees, as well as the reallocation or abolishment of positions within city departments.

But the new law may be challenged by the person who it will impact most, Mayor Johnny DuPree.

The Hattiesburg American reports DuPree, who had requested that the council delay Tuesday’s vote because of what he called inaccuracies and misunderstandings in the new regulations, did not rule out a veto.

DuPree would have 10 days to use the veto. Council could override by a 4-1 super-majority vote.

Council voted 4-1 to approve the amended ordinance.



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