Georgia Industrial Property Designation, Amendment 5 (2010)

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Georgia Industrial Property Designation, Amendment 5 was on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment where it was approved.

The measure allowed owners of industrial-zoned property to remove the industrial designation.[1][2]

Election results

See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
Amendment 5 (Industrial Property)
Approveda Yes 1,520,636 63.5%

Official results obtained from the Georgia Secretary of State.

Text of measure


The ballot question read as follows:[3]

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

See also: Endorsements of Georgia ballot measures, 2010


  • 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."[4]
  • 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?"[5]

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.[6]

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