I didn't know about home rule authority but that just strengthens my argument. There is about 30 states that have full home rule authority including Missouri. ha ha
In the United States, the legislative authority granted to local governments varies by state. In some states, known as Home Rule States, an amendment to the state constitution grants cities, municipalities, and/or counties the ability to pass laws to govern themselves as they see fit (so long as they obey the state and federal constitutions).