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Ballot Measures

2018 State-Wide Ballot Measures

Referendum A

Provides for a homestead exemption for residents of municipalities located in more than one county.

CON

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

PRO

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

Wendy Cromwell