Dahlonega Improves Its Municipal Courts and Builds Community Trust
The city of Dahlonega’s municipal court, which has been credited for making multiple improvements, enlisted a number of changes to ensure a fair and orderly court procedure including seamless integration with the district attorney’s office, implementing a consistent recordkeeping process and contracting with the public defender’s office.
GMA Conducts Survey of Municipal Courts
As part of its Municipal Court initiative, GMA conducted two surveys concerning municipal courts: the Municipal Court Survey for City Clerks and the Municipal Court Survey for Municipal Court Judges.
RAD Classes Are a Success in Decatur
Decatur hosted its first Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Systems of Self Defense Basic Physical Defense for Women Course in February, 2014 with 10 students. In less than three years, the program has grown with 200 women having completed the course and 130 on the waiting list to take it. Many participants are mothers and their teen daughters.
101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City
Sometimes the smallest things we can do for our neighborhoods can have the biggest impact. Authors at Curbed.com know the power of a vegetable garden planted in a vacant lot or a library installed on a sidewalk. For Micro Week, Curbed.com shares 101 urban interventions and ideas that show how even the tiniest changes can make our cities better places.
Three-Tiers in My Craft Beer
Georgia is one of the only two states in the nation that does not allow a craft brewery to sell its locally produced beer to visitors of the brewery. And, if the legislation introduced by the Mississippi Brewers Guild is passed in 2017, Georgia will be the only state left with this outdated system.
Which Came First–The Chicken or Economic Development?
On January 7, 2015, the city of Louisville received an offer it could have refused. An unnamed company considered creating new jobs in the area if—and it was a big “if”—the city could provide a 150,000-square-foot building with a combined water and sewer capacity of 1.6 million gallons per day. One more detail: the company wanted the facility to be operational by December 17, 2015.
Georgia Cities Discover that ‘Food’ is the Answer
A once vacant city-owned property that languished for decades in the city of Lovejoy is now a lush, city-operated 14 acre farm. In its first year, 2014-2015, the farm produced over 180,000 pounds of produce, which was given away to Lovejoy residents and sold on a sliding scale to outside residents and customers.
Arborists Assist in Caring for Trees and Communities
The Georgia Forestry Commission’s (GFC) Circuit Rider Arborist (CRA) project is a tool that supports environmental sustainability statewide by furnishing professional arborists to assist communities with tree care.
Directors Share How Cities can Thrive Through Sustainability
sat down with the city of Atlanta’s Director of Sustainability Stephanie Stuckey Benfield and the city of Savannah’s Sustainability Director Nick Deffley to learn more about their responsibilities and how cities of all sizes can incorporate sustainability into their programing and practices.
Dunwoody Brings More Green to City Parks
The city of Dunwoody successfully installed two publicly-accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations within city limits. According to city officials, this achievement represents a first step in the successful implementation of the city’s Sustainability Plan and has received extremely positive reviews from citizens and visitors alike.