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HB 225 FAQ: Taxis, Limos and Ride Sharing Services
May 29, 2015
During the 2015 legislative session the Georgia General Assembly enacted legislation that provides for a major change to existing laws governing taxicabs, limousines, and ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft.

HB 110 Fireworks Sales Factsheet & FAQ
May 27, 2015
During the 2015 legislative session the Georgia General Assembly enacted legislation which legalizes consumer fireworks to be sold and to be used in the State of Georgia.

Students, Community Benefit From Strong UWG, Carrollton Partnership Students, Community Benefit From Strong UWG, Carrollton Partnership
May 5, 2015   |  Corey Gaines, University of West Georgia Student
​With more than 12,000 students, the University of West Georgia (UWG) has become a vital asset to the city of Carrollton and to the surrounding region. 

Waynesboro Exploring Quality-of-life Enhancements Waynesboro Exploring Quality-of-life Enhancements
May 5, 2015
Four years ago, the city of Waynesboro celebrated the opening of its Greenway Trail that includes an exer­cise course and links downtown to schools, library, recreation and several neighborhoods.

Communication Helps Overcome Town-Gown Challenges Communication Helps Overcome Town-Gown Challenges
May 4, 2015
While many Georgia cities enjoy good working relationships with colleges and universities within their boundaries, there are often challenges and unrealized opportunity to improve collaborations. 

Cyber Security and Protecting City Data Cyber Security and Protecting City Data
April 29, 2015
This GMA webinar on protecting your city's data was done in partnership with Sophicity and was recorded live during a regional workshop on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Nathan Eisner of Sophicity was the presenter.

Hall County Joint Municipal Association: Reaping the Benefits of Local Collaboration Hall County Joint Municipal Association: Reaping the Benefits of Local Collaboration
April 28, 2015
In this video presentation, Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown provides an overview of the Hall County Joint Municipal Association, a tool used in Hall County to facilitate collaboration between the cities and county on a variety of issues.

Safer Streets, Stronger Economies Safer Streets, Stronger Economies
April 24, 2015   |  Smart Growth America
What do communities get for their investments in Complete Streets? In this study of 37 projects, Smart Growth America found that Complete Streets projects tended to improve safety for everyone, increased biking and walking, and showed a mix of increases and decreases in automobile traffic, depending in part on the project goal.

Cities: Where All Things Connect Cities: Where All Things Connect
April 14, 2015
In his TEDXAugusta talk on January 30, 2015, Deke Copenhaver, the former mayor of Augusta, Georgia, highlights how cities should be viewed as organisms where all sectors need to be healthy in order to achieve sustainable prosperity.

Once Divided, Now United, McRae-Helena Focused on Future, Downtown Once Divided, Now United, McRae-Helena Focused on Future, Downtown
April 10, 2015   |  Liz McLean
​Only three months into its existence, the recently merged city of McRae-Helena has already overcome numerous obstacles, encountered new challenges and planned for the future. 

Downtown Renaissance Partnership Makes a Difference Across the State Downtown Renaissance Partnership Makes a Difference Across the State
April 8, 2015   |  Shannon Ferguson
Three years and 29 students later the Downtown Renaissance Partnership, an innovative collaboration among GMA, the Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF) and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the College of Environment and Design (CED), is thriving and delivering results for Geor­gia cities.

Downtown Moultrie Reaps the Benefits of Developer’s Passion Downtown Moultrie Reaps the Benefits of Developer’s Passion
April 8, 2015   |  Adelia Ladson
Hal Carter, owner of Hal Carter Construc­tion, who was born and raised in Sylvester, has spent the last decade helping to improve downtown Moultrie by sharing his passion for historical buildings.

Macon Action Plan Aimed at Strengthening Downtown Macon Action Plan Aimed at Strengthening Downtown
April 8, 2015
Safer spaces, transit, unique experiences, fun, more sidewalks, protected bike lanes, play areas, ice cream shops, craft breweries, family entertainment, more music, nice restaurants and nightlife are among the ideas Macon-Bibb County residents provided when asked what would help to revitalize the city’s urban core, which includes downtown and surrounding neigh¬borhoods.

Downtown Libraries Serve as Popular Gathering Spaces Downtown Libraries Serve as Popular Gathering Spaces
April 8, 2015
As more teens, seniors and those in between take an interest in spending time downtown, the downtown public library is taking on an even greater role as a community gathering space.

2015 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Filing Schedule
March 30, 2015
Public Officials and candidates in an election year are required to file a  March 31, 2015 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report if accepting/expending a combined total of contributions or expenditures exceeding $5,000.

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