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Brookhaven Task Force Prepares for Zoning Rewrite

March 14, 2017

Brookhaven is known as one of the fast­est growing cities in the metro area. Just shy of its fifth birthday, it’s also one of the youngest. With the city being in its infancy, Brookhaven leaders have the opportunity to ensure that its growth is not just fast but smart.

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Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson Elected Chair of Metro Atlanta Mayors Association

March 13, 2017

The members of the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association unanimously elected Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson as chairman of the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA) during a meeting at the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference on Jan. 22

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Mayors’ Day Serves as Real-Life Application for Youth Delegates

February 14, 2017

For years, the phrase: “Remember, Mayors’ Day isn’t just for mayors and it isn’t just for one day!” has accompanied Mayors’ Day Conference announce­ments—and that rang especially true this year as GMA hosted the biggest group of youth delegates in Atlanta.

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Technological Leaps Lead Telecoms’ Legislative Efforts

January 25, 2017

Smartphones are a ubiquitous device across Georgia. Coupled with other technological advancements such as smart cars, driverless technology and the “Internet of Things” in which even regular household appliances will be connected to the Internet, telecoms have a lot of investments to make in the state to meet the growing technological demands. With the inevitability of a greater societal reliance on broadband Internet, telecom companies are stepping up advocacy activities in the state and pushing for legislative initiatives in 2017.

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Tweaking the Single County ‘T-SPLOST’

January 15, 2017

GMA’s government relations team anticipates that legislation will be introduced to adjust the T-SPLOST law to allow more than one T-SPLOST in each county as long as the amount levied does not exceed 1 percent.

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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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