Dothan City Commission

Dothan's city commission wants to repeal a 60-year-old Legislative act and officials have been seeking city employee opinions before doing so.

For the past several years the city of Dothan has been trying to repeal the 1947 Civil Service Act.

That act put local volunteers in charge of taking employee grievances.

If the state Legislature approves the repeal, the local volunteers will be replaced by city employees.

The proposed change has generated a lot of controversy.

So, for the past week, the city has been holding meetings to get public input.

You can learn more about the proposed change by visiting the city's website at

Opinions on the matter will be taken until May 6.