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When was Georgia's constitution established? 1777
The 1777 constitution established how many counties? 8
How many counties goes Georgia currently have? 159
Who are counties governed by? Elected Board of Commissioners or a single elected commissioner
Where is the county government headquartered? The most populated county.
Who is responsible for enforcing the law, maintaining peace, and serving a jailer for the county? Sheriff
Who has the power to adopt ordinances, oversee the daily operations of a counties government? The County commissioners/ Board of commissioners
Who is the primary keeper of records for the county? The Clerk of the Surpior court
Who grants a city charter? the General assembly
Who leads city governments in Georgia? The mayor and the city council or sometimes led by a city manager.
What is Georgia's biggest source of revenue? property tax
How are special purpose governments funded? By loans or user fees
What is an example of special purpose tax? MARTA, operating public schools, and airports
What is a special purpose tax? A tax put into place to fund a specific need
What document is used to create a city? Charter
What document is used to make a county? Constitution
Created by: ArielN
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