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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City of Charleston Releases Statement on AG Office’s Opinion

Today, city of Charleston Corporation Counsel Susan Herdina released the following statement with regard to the SC Attorney General Office’s opinion on home rule and emergency authority:

"The city appreciates the strong support for the principle of Home Rule voiced in today’s AG Office’s opinion, and believes that principle extends to emergency ordinances to protect the health and safety of our citizens. In addition, city leaders and staff have worked diligently to ensure that our current emergency ordinances directly support and codify the orders issued by Governor McMaster during this crisis."

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