2016 Mississippi Code
Title 17 - Local Government; Provisions Common to Counties and Municipalities
Chapter 11 - Gulf Regional District Law
§ 17-11-15. Interim organization of district

MS Code § 17-11-15 (2016) What's This?

Prior to July 20, 1971, the Governor shall appoint the members of the governing body of the district required to be appointed by him under this chapter. Until at least three counties and/or cities within the region have elected to become associated as members of the district as provided in this chapter, the members of the governing body of the district shall constitute an interim body, and their powers and duties shall be limited to the following:

(a) To make a determination of all factors that relate to the long-range development of the affected area and to correlate such factors to the economy and development of the entire state.

(b) To explore all available avenues of assistance, both public and private, and to bring into focus the aims, aspirations, and needs of our people.

(c) To make specific recommendations of the most efficient and effective roles that should be played by local and state governments in cooperation with the federal government and private interests, to the end that the total resources of all might be mobilized swiftly and decisively to accomplish this objective.

(d) To recommend a comprehensive plan for the accomplishments of the maximum long-range development of the area's recreational, cultural and economic life.

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