Provides for a homestead exemption for residents of municipalities located in more than one county.
Would limit tax revenue and thus could negatively impact services for the city.
The Atlanta legislative delegation could not agree on this exemption, so it was taken out of local hands and put on the ballot as a statewide referendum. Until they [develop a compromise] the rest of the state should not be making the decision for them. – DeKalb Strong
Establishes limits to the increase to Atlanta homeowners’ property tax. Would protect homeowners from excessive tax increases because of gentrification.
Will help ease the effect of rising property tax valuations on homeowners within the city of Atlanta – Minority Leader Stacey Abrams
Overwhelming support in the Georgia Assembly. Senate unanimously approved an amended version of the bill (March 2018); House concurred with the Senate's version in a vote of 158 to six (5 Rs and 1 D).
Supported by Galvanize Georgia, Necessary Trouble Indivisible, Voter GA