MCCOMB — McComb’s white mayor broke a 3-3 tie along racial lines to affiliate the city with the Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.
The Enterprise-Journal reports that the city’s three black selectmen voted last week to apply, while the three white selectmen voted against applying.
Mayor Whitney Rawlings voted to apply.
During an earlier work session, Selectman Donovan Hill had said McComb should join the black caucus because the city is majority African-American.
Selectman Ted Tullos replied that that made it seem that Hill was concerned only about black residents.
Both were silent during the final vote.
The city will pay $150 total for membership for Hill and the two other African-American selectmen, and the city board will be affiliated with the group.
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