A bill calling for a November referendum on whether to change Barrow County’s form of government is two votes and the Governor’s signature away from becoming law.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week that he would allow time-sensitive legislation from local communities to be considered in the special summer session that began Monday.
On the first day of the session, Rep. Terry England introduced the Barrow County bill in the Georgia House of Representatives.
The legislation, expected to easily pass both the House and the Senate, puts the issue of Barrow County’s governing structure squarely in the hands of local voters.
The bill calls a Nov. 8 countywide referendum – coinciding with the county’s municipal elections – for voters to decide if they want to change how the county is governed.
For the full story, see the Aug. 17 issue of the Barrow Journal.
Manager gov’t bill in the hopper; Voters will likely get to decide future of Barrow government in Nov.
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