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Summary of Governor Kemp’s 07/31 Executive Order


On July 31, Governor Kemp issued an extensive and detailed Executive Order. This is a summary prepared by GMA’s Legal Department explaining that order and its impact on local governments.

GMA Legal Brief: Statement from Executive Director Larry Hanson


GMA exists to serve our 538 cities and protecting Home Rule is one of the bedrock principles we support and defend. This is why our legal brief filed on July 21 guards your right to establish policies for your buildings and your employees and customers, and to protect Home Rule, a right we believe is grounded in Georgia law and one afforded to every city. Follow the link to watch GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson’s statement and to read the GMA Amicus Brief: Governor Kemp v. the Mayor and City Council of the city of Atlanta.

Reopening Requirements for Municipal Courts


The Georgia Municipal Association breaks down the requirements municipal courts need to know for reopening as updated to reflect important changes in the Fourth Judicial Emergency Order effective July 12.

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Kemp faces new challenge over coronavirus restrictions

July 31, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Now with talk of a settlement swirling, Kemp could send a message by tinkering with the language that seeks to ban cities from requiring masks – or removing it altogether. Kemp, who has encouraged the use of masks but not required them, has said the mandates are unenforceable.


With the COVID-19 crisis evolving rapidly, GMA has created this Frequently Asked Questions document for our members.