The process is two-step. It must first go through our local delegation (House and Senate members), make it through the floor of the legislature, and be signed by the governor before coming home for a referendum. The community must meet all the state review requirements for becoming a municipality, and multiple state departments participate. The feasibility study must be accurate and complete.
Then, the local referendum occurs. The ultimate decision is left to the people registered to vote within the boundaries proposed on the local bill. The registered voters are the ones who ultimately decide if Perdido becomes a town.