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Cities Prepare for the 2017 Legislative Session

January 10, 2017

Tom Crawford

GMA is supporting a change in the state’s alcohol beverage law that makes it all but impossible for craft brewers to sell their product at the retail level without working through a wholesale distributor. 

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Officers, City Officials and Local Leaders Uncover Community Policing Solutions

December 8, 2016

On Dec. 7, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in partnership with the cities of College Park and East Point, hosted more than 100 elected city officials, municipal law enforcement officials and community members at the Georgia International Convention Center for GMA’s Regional Symposium on Community Policing.

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Fire Prevention Team Canvassing North Georgia

November 10, 2016

Georgia Forestry Commission Fire Prevention Team

A special team from the Georgia Forestry Commission is reaching out to local residents, organizations and the media to share important information about fire prevention. As thousands of acres continue to burn across the region, GFC professionals are making personal connections to help keep people and property safe from wildfire.

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2017 Preservation Awards

October 3, 2016

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

For more than 35 years the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has recognized preservation projects and individuals in the state who have made significant contributions to the field of historic preservation. Each year, the Preservation Awards ceremony is held during the weekend of The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble. The poastmark deadline for nominations is Monday, November 7, 2016.

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Google Chrome Settings for GMA Webinars

September 21, 2016

GMA webinars are conducted using the Adobe Connect platform. Follow the steps in this article to ensure that you are able to view all GMA webinars using Google Chrome.

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2017 Live, Work, Play Cities Award

September 12, 2016

At the Georgia Municipal Association we believe Georgia is home to some of the best cities in the nation. Cities that uphold strong and ethical values and practices that keep residents No. 1 and that make for the best places to Live, Work and Play. We’ve partnered with Georgia Trend Magazine to highlight exceptional Georgia cities with the 2017 Live, Work, Play Cities Award.

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New Fees for Local Governments

April 19, 2016

The Georgia Department of Revenue has begun notifying local governments about new fees they are responsible for as a result of the passage of House Bill 170, the Georgia Transportation Funding Act, during the 2015 Georgia General Assembly

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Civil Asset Forfeiture Suspended

February 9, 2016

On Dec. 21, 2015, local law enforcement agencies received notification from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that the agency is temporarily suspending payouts under the federal Equitable Sharing Program. 

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Mayor Jackson Lobbies Congress to Fund Transportation Long-Term

June 5, 2015

Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson visited Washington D.C. on May 13 during National Infrastructure Week. In her role as Chair of GMA’s Federal Policy Council and GMA 2nd Vice President, Jackson represented GMA and Georgia cities in meetings with members of Georgia’s delegation and to participate in transportation-related media events coordinated by the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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Communities Taking Proactive Measures Ahead of Possible Military Cuts

March 5, 2015

Having a military base nearby can be a major benefit to a local economy but the elimination or reduction in personnel of such a facility can be potentially devastating. 

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Transportation Funding Study Committee Issues Final Report

December 31, 2014

The Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding issues its final report on December 30, 2014.

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Misdemeanor Private Probation Limited by Georgia Supreme Court

November 25, 2014

In a much anticipated decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia held on November 24, 2014, that private probation companies are constitutionally allowed to supervise misdemeanor probationers.

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Georgia Sales Tax Exemptions: GMA Report on the Impact to Georgia's Counties and Cities

November 7, 2014

This GMA report highlights the impact of the passage of recent sales tax exemptions on Georgia's local governments.

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Brady Appoints Property Committee

September 5, 2014

GMA President Keith Brady has appointed a Property Committee to explore options for expanding GMA’s offices and developing property GMA has acquired in recent years.

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GMA Establishes Services Council

September 5, 2014

The GMA Board of Directors has established a Member Services Advisory Council to provide ongoing feedback to the GMA staff on services needed to help cities operate more effectively and efficiently.

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