Q Is there any authority for a municipality in Mississippi to seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection?

A Current state law does not authorize a municipality to be a Chapter 9 debtor. The legislature did authorize a community hospital to file for Chapter 9 relief (SB 3186, 2008 Regular Session) by way of a local and private law. It appears that the City would need to seek similar authorization from the legislature in order to proceed with a Chapter 9 filing. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Alexander, III., October 5, 2018)