Whether Dothan residents will vote to change the city's form of government is up to Alabama’s Attorney General Troy King.
Dothan's city attorney, Len White, sent a letter to general king yesterday, asking him for his legal opinion about the petition requesting a vote to change the city's current form of government.
In the letter states White states that what the petitioners want would require either a change in state law, or for Dothan to eliminate one of its districts, and that any kind of election cannot be contingent on the state legislature.
"If the people vote for a change, there must be a change... there can be no if, ands or buts," said White.
An opinion is expected from general king, within the next 30 days.