Wheeling approves home rule application

By Keri Brown

kbrown@bethanywv.edu

Wheeling officials want to resolve local issues with local legislation. They are one step closer to getting their wish. City Council approved a home rule proposal Tuesday night that would give them more power and more flexibility to raise revenue.

Wheeling is one of a handful of cities applying for the Home Rule Pilot Project approved by lawmakers last year. But not everyone thinks that giving local government more power is a good idea.

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