A new report by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC), Mayoral Views on Racism and Discrimination, explores how mayors of medium-sized and large cities understand race, discrimination and equity in their communities and on a national level.
The 2018 City Fiscal Conditions survey indicates that slightly more finance officers than last year are optimistic about the fiscal capacity of their cities. However, the level of optimism is still far below recent years.
Social media success for the Dalton PD began well before 2018. When the department first started its Twitter account in February of 2009, national media, including CNN, covered the page’s launch because the concept of law enforcement agencies utilizing social media was so novel at the time.
Kingsland Fire Chief Terry Smith got the call to fire services fairly early in his life. The call came in the form of screams for help from a woman whose grandson was stuck inside her burning house. Smith, a high school sophomore student at the time, was on a school bus that had stopped at the railroad tracks when they heard the woman’s cries for help.
This review of more than 30 individual studies is the most comprehensive assessment to date of tax increment financing (TIF), a popular economic development tool.
Building trust between public safety officers and the community members they serve doesn’t happen without effort. Police departments throughout Georgia use a variety of strategies to keep the lines of communication open in their jurisdictions.
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.
Many communities across the country are facing new threats of instability, unaffordability, disempowerment, and displacement that are putting increased pressure on land and housing resources. This report provides an overview of strategies and tools to establish community control of land and housing.
This guide serves to explain small cell infrastructure and related policy issues in clear terms so that city leaders can thoughtfully plan for small cell deployments in their communities. The guide profiles five U.S. cities – Boston; Lincoln, Neb.; San Jose, Calif.; Raleigh, N.C., and Tempe, Ariz. – and their diverse approaches to small cell wireless infrastructure deployment.
A new twist on a traditional sport is finding its way in the city of Thomasville. A nine-hole FootGolf course was just installed at the Country Oaks Golf Course.
Farmers markets across the state are popping up and bridging the gap between local vendors and consumers. Fairburn Councilmember Hattie Portis-Jones shares the impact the city’s weekly market has on the community.
Some cities and communities are prioritizing inclusiveness and committing to it beyond just lip service.
As cities enter the next phase of smart technology development, what are the specific strategies needed to realize a smart city vision? Atlanta's experience offers four lessons.
It is difficult for people to talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially people who are passionate about serving the public. But local governments are beginning to tackle these topics in order to serve everyone in an equitable manner.
GMA has prepared this brief at the request of our organization’s member cities to provide guidance on negotiating the provision of county road services as part of local service delivery agreements mandated by O.C.G.A. §36-70-20, et. seq., the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) law.