Georgia Industrial Property Designation, Amendment 5 (2010)
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- See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
|Amendment 5 (Industrial Property)|
Official results obtained from the Georgia Secretary of State.
Text of measure
The ballot question read as follows:
Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to allow the owners of real property located in industrial areas to remove the property from the industrial area?
- (__) Yes
- (__) No
Media editorial positions
- Savannah Morning News supported Amendment 5. The editorial board said, "Amendment 5 will allow the land owners the choice of switching to local government taxation, zoning and services. Voters should approve the amendment."
- Creative Loafing said, "This one's confusing. Let's make it simple: Some people in Savannah 'burb Garden City want to annex their property into an adjacent city. Oh, why not?"
Path to the ballot
- See also: How the Georgia Constitution is amended
In order to qualify the proposed constitutional amendment for the 2010 ballot, the measure required two-thirds approval in both the House and Senate. The measure was approved by the Senate on April 27, 2010 and by the House on April 29. The measure was submitted to the governor on May 7, 2010.
- Proposed Constitutional Amendments and State-Wide Referendum Question prepared by the Georgia Secretary of State's office.
- HR 136 summary
- HR 136 full text
- Atlanta Progressive News, "APN Overview of Proposed 2010 Georgia Amendment 5, Referendum A," October 24, 2010
- The Blackshear Times, "Pay attention to constitutional amendments on the ballot," October 6, 2010
- Georgia General Assembly, "HR 136 full text," accessed September 24, 2010
- Examiner, "Amendment Five: Local issue faces voters statewide," October 24, 2010
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Georgia 2010 ballot amendments & referendums," accessed September 24, 2010 (timed out)
- Savannah Morning News, "Burying relics," October 10, 2010
- Creative Loafing, "Our pick for ballot measures: Yes to all (except Amendment 1)," October 27, 2010
- Georgia General Assembly, "HR 136 summary," accessed September 24, 2010
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