Mayor Issues Executive Order Removing State Flag from Police Department Headquarters

January 9, 2018

TUPELO, MS – Mayor Jason L. Shelton issued the following Executive Order on Tuesday, January 16, 2018:

 

Mayor Jason L. Shelton reads an Executive Order removing the Mississippi State Flag at the Tupelo Police Headquarters during a press conference with local media on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at City Hall.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 18-001

I, Jason Shelton, Mayor of the City of Tupelo, pursuant to Miss. Code Anno. Sec. 21-8- 15 and
recognizing that the Order of the previous City Council dated November 1, 2016 regarding flag
displays at city buildings was not an ordinance of the City of Tupelo, but merely a declaration of
the will of the previous City Council and therefore non-binding on its successors, the City of
Tupelo Flag will be displayed and flown in lieu of the State Flag at the Tupelo Police
Administration building 1mtil further declaration by the governing authorities.
This the 9th day of January, 2018.

ATTEST:
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KIM HANNA, City Clerk

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