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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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Gov. Nathan Deal Receives GMA Key Citizen Award

August 27, 2018

Gov. Nathan Deal received the Georgia Key Citizen Award during GMA’s annual meeting in Savannah on June 25. This award is GMA’s highest form of recognition.
 

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One-Touch Make-Ready Plan for Pole Attachments Approved by FCC

August 15, 2018

On August 2nd, on a party line vote, the Federal Trade Commission (FCC) approved the Third Report and Order and Declaratory Ruling which creates a One-Touch Make-Ready (“OTMR”) plan for pole attachments and declares that state or local moratoria, when applied to the deployments of wired and wireless telecommunications equipment, are violations of federal law.

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FCC Votes to Uphold One-Touch Make-Ready, Ban Moratoria on Wireless Siting

August 15, 2018

National League of Cities (NLC)

During the August Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Commissioners approved a report and order and declaratory ruling dealing with one-touch make-ready requirements and state and local moratoria.

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Albany, Chamblee Selected for Inaugural Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

June 13, 2018

Four Georgia communities developed and will implement smart design solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the state. The projects, which tackle housing, traffic congestion, sea level rise and shared autonomous vehicles, are supported through the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge.

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New Bidding and Procurement Law Implementation

May 22, 2018

State Purchasing Division of the Department of Administrative Services

HB 489 was passed by the General Assembly during the 2018 Legislative Session and will become effective on July 1st, 2018. HB 489 requires that any bid or proposal extended by a county, municipal corporation or local board of education for goods and services valued at $10,000 or more and any bid or proposal opportunity extended for public works subject to Chapter 91 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A. be posted on the Georgia Procurement Registry (GPR).

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Jesup Officials Get Creative with Social Media

May 21, 2018

It all started with a Snow Day Photo Contest. In January, the city of Jesup saw its first snow day in 30 years, and City Clerk and Treasurer Rose Marcus-Jackson knew that was the perfect time to engage residents and encourage them to show off their photography skills.

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City Officials Take Concerns and Important Issues to Capitol Hill

April 17, 2018

March 10-15 was a busy week for Georgia city officials in Washington, D.C. for the National League of Cities’ Congressional Cities Conference. A total of 78 Georgia city officials and GMA staff participated in the conference, which focused on municipal federal advocacy priorities including infrastructure funding and preemption of local authority over telecommunications regulations.

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Georgia Cities Week Takes the Spotlight This Month

April 12, 2018

The city of Newnan will host a new outdoor film series on Friday, April 27, during Georgia Cities Week. “The Founder” and “The Odd Life of Timothy Greene,” which were both filmed in Newnan, will be shown on the sides of buildings located in the city.

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Supreme Court of Georgia Reverses Order Pertaining to SDS

March 15, 2018

In a decision issued today in the case of City of Union Point v. Greene County, the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed the order of the trial court that found portions of the Service Delivery Act (SDS Act) unconstitutional. Specifically, the Court found that the judicial dispute resolution process was constitutional and rejected the trial court’s reliance on Turner County v. City of Ashburn, 293 Ga. 739 (2013).

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GMA Hosts Past Presidents’ Dinner to Reconnect and Engage

February 20, 2018

Past and present GMA lead­ers met at the Atlanta Com­merce Club on Sunday, Jan. 21 for the association’s first Past Presidents’ Dinner. Laughter and memories filled the eve­ning as 21 past presidents and their spouses joined three for­mer executive directors, Lamar Norton, Jim Higdon and Jim Burgess; GMA’s current Execu­tive Director Larry Hanson, and GMA officers.

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City Officials Honored for Lifetime of Service

February 19, 2018

On Dec. 19, Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt and Councilmember Quincy Holton were recognized with the Life­time Service Award from GMA. Gravitt was recognized for his 51 years of ser­vice to the city, and Holton was rec­ognized for his 49 years of service to Cumming.

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Mayors Visit D.C. to Meet with President Trump

January 25, 2018

Mayor Phil Best of Dublin, GMA's Second Vice President

Fourteen Georgia mayors were among 100 mayors from around the country who met with President Donald Trump this week for “Mayors’ Day at the White House: A Conversation with President Trump.” 

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2018 Legislation Could Impact Cities

January 3, 2018

By Tom Crawford

Georgia lawmakers are indicating they will move ahead with legislation in the upcoming General As­sembly session that could have a major financial and administrative impact on the state’s municipalities. 
 

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Officials Launch the 75 South Corridor Coalition

October 24, 2017

Earlier this year, a group of local elected officials launched the “75 South Corridor Coalition” to improve branding and better communicate the resources and opportunities between the metro areas of Atlanta and Macon.

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