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GMA Launches COVID-19 Revenue Tracker

GMA urges cities to take advantage of this new resource to enter 2019 and 2020 monthly revenues for a variety of categories. Information gathered through this tracker will support GMA’s ongoing federal advocacy efforts to secure federal COVID-19 financial assistance for all cities. Data will also inform ongoing state advocacy initiatives. Responses will help illustrate the revenue impact of the pandemic on Alcohol Excise Tax, Business Occupational Tax, Hotel/Motel Tax, Sales Taxes (LOST, SPLOST, T-SPLOST cumulative), Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT) and Enterprise Fund Revenues. Visit the tracker. Please contact Joel Wiggins with questions or for more information.

RESPONSE NEEDED: GMA Collects Cities’ Expense Info, Deadline This Friday 

Through the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund, the state of Georgia received a total of just over $4 billion which will go to the state, four counties (Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett) and the city of Atlanta. As the state considers a joint request from ACCG and GMA to share in the state’s allocation of CARES Act funds, GMA is calling on our member cities for your help to obtain an estimate of actual expenses cities have incurred to date, and whether any cities are estimating potential future COVID-19-related expenditures through December 31, 2020.
Please complete the GMA COVID-19 Expenses survey ASAP. The survey deadline is this Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
To assist you in determining expenditure eligibility, please refer to the U.S. Treasury Department guidelines for six categories where funds may be spent on page 2 and 3 of this April 22 FAQ, along with additional guidance from the Treasury’s May 4 FAQ. Contact Becky Taylor at 404-402-6110 or Holger Loewendorf at 678-686-6246 for more information.

GMA Federal Update and Call to Action: COVID-19 Relief for All Cities 

To date, Congress has approved four measures to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but local governments have largely been left out of Congressional action to provide federal aid in response to the crisis. It is imperative that the federal government support cities who are meeting the challenges of the pandemic head on.
GMA is calling on every city official in Georgia to reach out to federal leaders to explain what is going on in your communities and the challenges you are facing financially as a result of the coronavirus. Members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation must hear directly from city officials about the challenges they are facing and how they can help. Find more information and access the letter template. Please contact Becky Taylor for more information and assistance.

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GMA's Coronavirus Resource Center

Cities are encouraged to visit GMA’s regularly updated COVID-19 Resource Center for Municipal Leaders for pertinent resources including a convenient flow chart to guide cities through Gov. Kemp’s various Executive Orders. Cities can also access state and federal resourcesfunding opportunitiesteleworkingmunicipal operations and more on the resource center.
One of the latest updates is GMA’s “Back to Work Checklist" and a Public Employment Law FAQ Series based on the guidance and recommended practices from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Additional Resource:

Visit GMA's COVID-19 Resource Center

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GMA's Listservs

City managers, finance directors and clerks, remember to stay connected with each other through GMA’s convenient listservs. To join, email Becky Taylor at:

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