NLC's State of the Cities 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)
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
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
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.
The Heart and Soul Bus Tour Travels Across State Lines
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.
Lake Lanier Olympic Venue Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Pan Am Games
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.