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CG6-Local Government


The Constitution of ______ established 8 counties. 1777
How many counties does GA have? 159
What is the purpose of a budget? So there is a limit on how much money to spend, and that way you know how you are going to spend it.
Can local citizens say how money is spent? Yes, it's available for review.
How do we get our state money? Property Taxes, Sales taxes, Federal Grants, and Special Taxes and Fees.
How are special purpose governments funded? By loans or user fees.
Which constitution added power to county governments for extra services. They strengthen state programs. 1983
What was the original purpose of Georgia's counties? To determine what areas state legislators represented.
How is a city formed? The General Assembly grants a city charter that states the city's boundaries.
What is the purpose of city government? To provide local services.
What are some services that the city government will provide? Police and Fire protection, garbage collection, drinking water, etc.
What are the main differences between city and county governments? The origin, services provided, and the form of government.
In Georgia most city governments are ran by who? a mayor and a city council, some are led by a city manager.
What may a Georgia County Government do? collect property taxes, run local elections, build and repair roads, provide car license plates, and administer welfare programs.
What is the Clerk of Superior Court? They are the primary record keeper for the county.
Who is the sheriff? A person who enforces the law, maintain peace, and serve as a jailer for a county government.
Who is the tax commissioner? Someone who is responsible for receiving tax returns, maintaining tax records, and paying taxes for a county government
Who's the clerk of Probate Court? A person who oversees property deeds, marriage licenses, wills and supervises elections in a county government
The County Commissioner/ Board of Commissioners- Power to adopt ordinances, oversee the daily operations of a county’s government
Where is the county government at? the County Seat, usually a popular city.
Who are counties governed by? An elected board of commissioners.
Created by: Brylee



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