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Three ballot amendments up for consideration in November

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

September 22, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Voters will be asked to consider three constitutional amendments in November - two that promote economic development and another that protects Georgia's Forestland.

Leaders from Dougherty and Lee County met Monday afternoon at Grand Island's dinning room to learn more about the amendment and how they could help the community. Amendment one, the Georgia Forestland Protection Act will allow landowners to enter into a 15 year covenant to protect 200 acre tracts from development.

Amendment two gives school districts the right to participate in tax allocation districts. Amendment three would set up Infrastructure Development Districts to create infrastructure necessary for growth.

"What it can pay for essentially is anything in these districts that is tangently related schools, fire and water, any kind of public infrastructure, roads you name it it can pay for it as long at it's in the district or related to the district," said Cam Kirbo, Campaign Director for Georgians for Quality Economic Development.

For more information on amendment one you can log onto www.ForOurForests.com, information on amendment three can be found at www.iddgeorgia.org.

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