It restricts local democracy.
Alabama’s Constitution concentrates power in Montgomery by restricting local democracy
- Alabama is the only state in the southeast that deprives counties of local control, forcing county governments to seek legislative approval for even the most mundane of matters, including rodent control, weed control, bingo, prostitution, and burying dead farm animals, among others.
- Our state legislature spends nearly 50% of its time debating local issues, and over 70% of our constitutional amendments apply to a single city or county.
- Doesn’t it make more sense to let local governments deal with local problems