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To Truly Advance Racial Equity, City Leaders Need to Confront Racist Symbols

March 4, 2021

Urban Institute

When city leaders remove symbols of racism and bigotry from public life and spaces, it sends a message that they will no longer tolerate racist practices.

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Segregated By Design

March 4, 2021

Segregated By Design

‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.

Prejudice can be birthed from a lack of understanding the historically accurate details of the past. Without being aware of the unconstitutional residential policies the United States government enacted during the middle of the twentieth century, one might have a negative view today of neighborhoods where African Americans live or even of African Americans themselves.

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Equity Budgeting in Cities: Directing Dollars Where They’re Needed Most

February 23, 2021

Route Fifty

A growing number of cities are turning to their budget offices to help treat historically underserved communities more fairly.

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Grooming Employees for the Future

February 22, 2021

Sara Baxter

Plagued by the challenges of looming retirements, a competitive job market and compensation issues, city governments are finding ways to cultivate their own employees.

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Georgia’s Cities Still in Need of Federal Support

February 15, 2021

As we head into the 117th session of Congress and work with a new administration in the White House, it is helpful to get an understanding of the political lay of the land.

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Virtual Public Hearings: Cities Strive to Protect their Constituents

February 15, 2021

By Emily Hirst, GMA Assistant General Counsel

On March 14, 2020, Gov. Kemp signed a public health state of emergency to address COVID-19 in Georgia. Since then, the virus has killed more than 10,000 Georgians, and millions have had to make abrupt changes to their lives.

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GeorgiaForward Plans for Success

February 15, 2021

As GeorgiaForward starts its second year in the GMA family, organization leaders look forward to planning the next Young Gamechangers (YG) program.

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Advocacy: GMA Prepares to Face Revenue and Finance During Legislative Session

February 15, 2021

Revenue and finance issues are likely to play a prominent role once again as legislators prepare to meet for the Georgia General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session.

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City Managers Share: Trends in Community Housing

February 15, 2021

COVID-19 Has Impacted Nearly Every Aspect of Life, and housing stability has been no exception.

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Advocacy: A Push for Heavier Trucks is on the Way

February 15, 2021

During the 2021 legislative session, the Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) plans to present a proposal to the General Assembly that would allow them to increase the weight of log trucks, and other industries are looking to hitch a ride.

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DCA Receives CARES Funds for Homeless Advocacy

February 15, 2021

In 2020, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) received supplemental funding through the CARES Act—$45,418,452 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds and $562,987 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.

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GMA Cares: Staff Serves the Community Through New Initiative

February 15, 2021

In a weekly communication to the GMA staff in September 2020, Executive Director Larry Hanson sought volunteers to identify and plan an effort in which GMA staff could support others during the challenging times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cities Work to Get Back to ‘Normal’

February 15, 2021

Sometimes there’s no avoiding a change in the status quo, no matter how much we’d like to. Massive events like the Great Depression, 9/11 and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world and forced major, lasting changes to the way things are done.

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2021 Legislative Session: Constants Remain As 2021 Legislature Convenes

February 15, 2021

While some weird and unusual things happened in 2020—the pandemic, murder hornets, Jupiter and Saturn in alignment—what remained constant were opportunities and trials for municipalities at the state capitol. In 2021, expect more of the same from the General Assembly.

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