Rep. Dudgeon, Sen. Ligon Introduce Township Model for GeorgiaJanuary 28, 2016 GLORIA TATUM photo credit: APN
(APN) ATLANTA — State Rep Mike Dudgeon (R-Johns Creek) introduced HR 1051, a constitutional amendment to create a township form of governance in Georgia.
State Sen. William Ligon (R- Brunswick) introduced SR 724, an identical resolution in the State Senate.
The proposed amendment would create a township with limited powers and services. Towns would have the power of zoning and regulation of land use and development, with property tax rates capped at 0.5 mills.
County governments would still provide police, fire, water, sewer, and other necessary services to the township.
“I believe our state needs a township model where local citizens can vote to create a community and exercise zoning authority without taking on the services and tax burdens of a full city,” Rep. Dudgeon said in a p…