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GMA Solicits Construction Manager At-Risk Proposals for New Headquarters and Renovation Project

April 3, 2019

The Georgia Municipal Association, Inc. (GMA) is soliciting proposals from firms interested in providing Construction Management At-Risk services for the construction of a project known as the Georgia Municipal Association New Headquarters and Renovation Project.

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2019 Annual Convention: Know Who You’re Doing Business With

April 1, 2019

It’s important to know who you’re doing business with at GMA’s 2019 annual convention. There have been several reports of suspicious communications directed towards attendees and exhibitors, so please keep in mind the following as you plan and prepare to visit Savannah in June...
 

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Changes to Federal Disclosure Requirements Affecting Georgia Communities that Issue Municipal Bonds

March 11, 2019

Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)

Since late February 2019, issuers of certain municipal bonds have been required to disclose to investors information about significant bank loans and other financial obligations, as well as events reflecting financial difficulties related to those financial obligations.
 

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Big Changes to 911 Fees Impact Local Govts

March 4, 2019

The good news for local governments still waiting for payments from January 911 surcharges is they’re actually not late. The bad news is the payments won’t be issued until late March.

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Cities worry state bill would turn neighborhoods into the ‘Wild West’

Cities worry state bill would turn neighborhoods into the ‘Wild West’

February 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Imagine this: Under a proposed law, your neighbor can finally finish their home redesign, complete with bright orange paint and a two-car garage coming right up to the street. It’s an obvious eyesore, but one local governments are powerless to stop. 

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Georgia Cities Foundation Celebrates 20 Years

February 11, 2019

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Geor­gia Cities Foundation (GCF). Since GCF’s founding, Georgia’s downtowns have improved significantly due to the foundation’s programs and services.

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Cities Receive 2019 Live, Work, Play City Awards

February 11, 2019

On Jan. 27, nine cities re­ceived a 2019 Live, Work, Play City Award presented by GMA, in conjunction with Georgia Trend Magazine, during GMA’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.

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GMA Policy Committees Host Legislators, Discuss Issues During Mayors' Day

February 1, 2019

GMA’s six policy committees met during GMA’s 2019 Mayors’ Day Conference and hosted more than a dozen General Assembly members, departmental officials, and subject matter experts who touched on current and expected issues of interest to Georgia city officials.

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Request for Proposal for the Georgia Municipal Association New Headquarters and Renovation Project

January 31, 2019

The Georgia Municipal Association, Inc. (GMA) is soliciting proposals from firms interested in providing professional architectural services for the construction of a project known as the Georgia Municipal Association New Headquarters and Renovation Project, located in Atlanta, Georgia, consisting of a new building, a parking deck, and a renovation of an existing building.

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Georgia Cities Rally at the Capitol

January 30, 2019

Georgia's cities concluded the annual Mayors' Day Conference with a rally at the State Capitol on Monday, Jan. 28. 

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Rural Development Council Releases 2019 Recommendation Updates

January 18, 2019

The House Rural Development Council (RDC) released its recommendations for the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session on Dec. 6, 2018, shortly after their final meeting in Dahlonega. 

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ACE Act Implementation to Incentivize Broadband Services

January 17, 2019

On May 7, 2018, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Senate Bill 402, the “Achieving Connectivity Everywhere (ACE) Act.” This legislation outlines a multi-agency strategy to provide for planning, incentives and deployment of broadband services to unserved areas throughout the state. The key agencies tasked with developing a multi-faceted approach to statewide broadband planning and implementation include the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and Georgia’s State Properties Commission (GSPC). These key agencies form the ACE Project Team.

 

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Outdoor Stewardship Fund to Protect Georgia’s Natural Assets

January 17, 2019

Passed with more than 82 percent of the vote, the Outdoor Stewardship Act is intended to “promote stewardship for state parks, state lands and wildlife management areas, support local parks and trails and protect critical conservation land.”

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Census Bureau Has a ‘Homework Assignment’ for Cities and Counties

Census Bureau Has a ‘Homework Assignment’ for Cities and Counties

September 26, 2018

Route Fifty

The 2020 Census may be two years away, but the federal agency that manages the decennial population count is in preparation mode. And city and county governments have an important role to play in helping the U.S. Census Bureau.

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2020 Census Job Website Now Live

2020 Census Job Website Now Live

September 10, 2018

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has created the 2020 Census Hourly Jobs website and is hiring across the country. People can apply via their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or personal computer. The website also offers a tool to find local pay rates and allows users to check their application status.

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