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October 8, 2013
As part of its active living initiatives, Decatur has installed signs in strategic areas around the city to help promote walking and take cars off the road. The signs tell how long it will take to walk to activity centers in the city.


October 8, 2013
Supporters of a new highway that would directly con­nect LaGrange to Macon contend the road could help stir economic development in middle Georgia.


September 26, 2013   |  Georgia Budget & Policy Institute
A new report from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, takes a fresh look at the convergence of shrinking state financial support and declining local tax bases that leave most of Georgia’s school districts in a money crunch.


September 18, 2013
This one-page fact sheet dispels some of the myths surrounding the Marketplace Fairness Act. GMA encourages city officials to use this when speaking with their member of Congress about this issue.


September 16, 2013   |  Carolyn Berndt, National League of Cities
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a comprehensive guide of the various federal financing programs for state and local government energy efficiency and clean energy projects.


September 13, 2013
Creating an effective code enforcement program begins with an understanding of state law and the various legal tools available to local governments.


September 9, 2013
The city of Dallas, a member of GMA’s insurance program, makes full use of the program’s risk management services, including the wellness program, and the results are proving their worth.


September 9, 2013
With Georgia consumers increasingly demonstrating a preference for locally grown food, plates across the state—in homes, restaurant and in school cafeterias—are more and more likely to feature locally grown food.


August 7, 2013   |  Elena Hoffnagle, National League of Cities
In cities across America, municipal leaders are taking action to reduce childhood obesity, one of our nation’s most pressing public health challenges.


June 26, 2013
A collaborative of nonprofit organizations, including Center for Community Progress, has released the comprehensive Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual to guide stakeholders through the process of creating new – and working with existing – land bank authorities.


June 6, 2013
As local and state government workers head for the exits, human resource managers say their top concern is staff development.


June 5, 2013
In the future, cities should worry less about attracting jobs and look more to attracting the workers, say economists and a demographer who studies the impact of generational changes on local governments.


May 7, 2013
Georgia’s smaller cities are looking for more technical assistance and seeking budget solutions, according to meetings GMA has had with small city leaders around the state.


April 9, 2013   |  National League of Cities
A national survey of city officials shows that despite improvement in many economic health indicators, cities around the country report their economies have not yet rebounded due in large part to slow income and job growth.


July 1, 2012   |  Center for Neighborhood Technology
The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index, developed by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and its collaborative partners, the Center for Transit Oriented Development (CTOD), is an innovative tool that measures the true affordability of housing.


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