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NLC Resources on Community Policing and Racial Inequities
July 15, 2016
In the aftermath of the deaths in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights, NLC has made available numerous resources for cities.

NLC's State of the Cities 2016
July 15, 2016
As the economy rebounds and fiscal health stabilizes, mayors across the country are using their State of the City speeches to tout the progress their communities have made through hard work, innovation and collaboration.

Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts (CIDs)
July 8, 2016
Georgia State University - Lindsay Kuhn, Sarah Larson, Carolyn Bourdeaux
Community improvement districts (CIDs) are an increasingly popular method of promoting economic growth in Georgia, with 25 active CIDs currently. CIDs have influenced the development of the metroAtlanta region significantly and have since expanded to other parts of the state.

The Benefits of Street-Scale Features for Walking and Biking
June 30, 2016
American Planning Association
As the costs of physical inactivity become increasingly evident, and as planners, public health professionals, and others working in the field of active transportation strive to promote walking and biking, the necessity of retrofitting and updating street facilities and sidewalk features is apparent.

Delinquent Tax: Interest and Penalty Changes
June 22, 2016
Due to the passage of House Bill 960 during the 2016 legislative session, calculation of penalties on property taxes and interest on most categories of taxes will change beginning July 1, 2016.

GMA Workshop Series: Budget and Revenue Forecasting
June 21, 2016
GMA offered regional workshops in May and June 2016 to provide municipal officials with information about budgeting and revenue forecasting.

Special Event Permits for the Sale of Alcohol
June 15, 2016
The Georgia Department of Revenue requested GMA to provide the following information about the issuance of special event permits for the sale of alcohol.

E-Fairness Update: South Dakota Online Sales Tax Legislation
June 14, 2016
In March 2016, South Dakota enacted a law requiring out-of-state vendors to collect sales tax regardless of their physical presence in the state.

The Heart and Soul Bus Tour Travels Across State Lines
June 14, 2016
On May 11, the 16th annual Heart and Soul Bus Tour began its tour of three cities in Duluth. This was the third consecutive year that the tour functioned as a municipal training event and the first year it visited a city outside of Georgia.

GMA Offers Local Government Practicum
June 13, 2016
University of Georgia student Christian Hamilton was charged with a mission: explore the feasibility of a water park for the city of Mount Vernon.

Decatur Keeps the City Rolling During National Bike Month
June 13, 2016
The city of Decatur,  a designated Bronze-Level Bike Friendly Community by Georgia Bikes, celebrated National Bike Month with a variety of activities during the entire month of May.

Cities Encouraged to Use Scrap Tire Reimbursement Program
June 13, 2016
Scrap tire piles have presented local governments with management challenges for decades, but now that old problem could be breeding a new health threat.

Noted Consultant Travels Around Georgia to Revive Cities
June 13, 2016
When Tom Berry and wife Debra Underwood roll into town in their RV, often times it’s not for a leisure vacation but because Berry is there to settle in and get a city back on track as an interim city manager.

Relationships are Key in Preparing, Responding and Recovering from Disasters
June 13, 2016
A strong relationship between city officials and the county emergency management agency ensures when disaster strikes, there will be coordinated support from dozens of agencies and organizations.

Lake Lanier Olympic Venue Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Pan Am Games
June 13, 2016
Spectators from across Georgia and the Southeast brought cheers, chants and pride for their favorite countries and athletes to the city of Gainesville for the Pan-American Championships held May 19-22. These games kicked off Gainesville’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1996 Olympic Games as teams competed for an allotted number of slots from the Americas to send to Brazil in August. 

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