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January 17, 2019
Just in time for the Legislative Session, Georgia’s Cities sat with Stockbridge Councilmember and member of the GMA Legislative Policy Council (LPC) Neat Robinson to learn more about her motivation for public service and how she prepares for legislative session.


January 14, 2019   |  Remix
This continuously updated database contains information on micromobility policies from cities across the country. It was created by the policy team at Remix and lists cap, fee, and data standard specifications, as well as other requirements and links to current policies for each city.


January 10, 2019   |  Baker Owens
Rural development is still at the forefront of many legislators’ agendas. Like last year, broadband expansion is sure to be on the table during the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session.


December 14, 2018   |  International Municipal Lawyers Association
Local governments across the country are experiencing the increased integration of new technology platforms into their transportation systems. The goal of this guidance is to provide general risk mitigation considerations for the integration of dockless micromobility.


December 12, 2018
Georgia’s cities are responsible for remitting a large number of different reports to the state every year. The annual immigration report for the period of December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018, is one of these annual reports and must be filed with the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) by December 31, 2018.


December 6, 2018   |  Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE)
This new report provides the first comprehensive analysis of the post-retirement employment policies of over 80 of the largest state pension plans in the U.S., including those that cover state and local employees, public safety workers, teachers and university faculty and staff.


November 26, 2018   |  Remix
In an effort to understand emerging best practices in the micromobility field, this survey report reviewed scooter and bikeshare policies in 17 cities, including Atlanta. Four key practice areas emerged from the research: enforcement, fees, caps, and data sharing.


November 20, 2018   |  National League of Cities
To improve municipal waste management practices, boost local green jobs and help address climate change, the National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with Starbucks, released Recycling Reimagined. This action guide provides cities with the tools they need to establish a circular economic framework for recycling and recommendations for how to achieve zero waste.


November 16, 2018   |  Shelterforce
The number of land banks grew dramatically in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. So has our understanding of how to successfully fund them, as summarized in four lessons.


November 16, 2018   |  ICMA
This report is the result of research conducted by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) with the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera). The survey targeted communities of varying sizes throughout the country to better understand the characteristics sought in the “model” police officer.


November 13, 2018
The 2020 Census seeks to establish an accurate count of the nation’s population and has been conducted every ten years since 1790, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The census is required, important, and can have a significant impact on your community’s bottom line.


November 12, 2018
Throughout the state, city lead­ers are beginning to see their younger residents as a resource for community problem-solving and service. In many of these cities, youth councils are form­ing and working with commu­nity leaders to tackle important issues, while discovering that their voices matter to their city leaders. Those who encourage youth participation see benefits including budget savings and revenue generation; increased support for city initiatives and improved policies and youth programing.


November 9, 2018
LaGrange, West Point and Troup County firefighters held three fundraisers to help raise money for the four LaGrange Fire Department (LFD) firefighters who were injured in a Labor Day fire. While all the firefighters and volunteers gave out of service to their colleagues, some were more motivated by past experiences.


November 8, 2018   |  Governing Magazine

Most local governments haven’t been on hiring sprees lately. But one area where they appear to be adding employees is finance. Recent Census data shows that employees working in this sector increased 5.4 percent between 2014 and 2017.


November 8, 2018   |  Curbed
Sometimes the smallest things we can do for our neighborhoods can have the biggest impact. Here are 101 urban interventions and ideas that show how even the tiniest changes can make our cities better places.


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