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Cincinnati and Home Rule

Cincinnati and Home Rule

This paper by former Mayor of Cincinnati Murray Seasongood explains some of the history of the city’s relationship with home rule. Published in 1948, it might not be particularly relevant today, but it’s useful for scholars investigating the history of...
ACCE White Paper: Home Rule v. Dillon Rule

ACCE White Paper: Home Rule v. Dillon Rule

This white paper by the American City Council Exchange (ACCE) explains the basics of home rule and its alternative, the Dillon rule. Although the paper is written with an ideological slant, it’s informative and can introduce a layman to the history and concepts...
Home Rule Q&A

Home Rule Q&A

What is Home Rule? According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, home rule (sometimes stylized as “home-rule”) is “the government of a colony, dependent country, or region by its own citizens.” More specific to local government in the United States, Matthew Mahoney...