Following all the drama surrounding a pair of ‘citizen referendums’ that have grabbed headlines over the past year, expect the topic to become a central one during the 2024 legislative session.  The proposed law enforcement training center in DeKalb Co. is currently embroiled in lawsuits surrounding a petition that seeks to put the issue on the ballot – and whether it was filed too late or if Atlanta officials are even required to engage with it.  Meanwhile Spaceport Camden appears to have been derailed entirely by a last-minute referendum that undid millions of dollars spent by county officials.  Then there’s the question over whether such referendums can impact cities, or just county governments.  DRIFTING…

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