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.
Rome City Commissioner Buzz Wachsteter has been advocating for Internet tax fairness on behalf of Rome, other Georgia cities and GMA for a number of years. In this Q&A, he talks about Internet tax fairness and how Georgia city officials can help get the federal Marketplace Fairness Act passed.
A month after a deadly tornado hit downtown Adairsville, the city is steadily recovering, thanks to the efforts of many organizations.
Downtown Donalsonville will soon be blooming, thanks to a community effort to bring trees, people and businesses to the downtown area.
The city councils of Milton and Alpharetta approved historic agreements late last year establishing a regionalized parks system for both cities and dissolving all non-resident fees at current and future city facilities.
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.
Creative Placemaking is a resource for city officials, arts organizations, the philanthropic sector, and others interested in understanding strategies for leveraging the arts to help shape and revitalize the physical, social, and economic character of neighborhoods, cities, and towns.
Georgia cities that have a prosecuting attorney's office for their municipal court are required to submit copies of the resolution or ordinance creating the office to the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia.
This report focuses on smart growth strategies that can help guide growth in rural areas while protecting natural and working lands and preserving the rural character of existing communities.
On February 8, 2012, Superior Court Judge David Barrett entered a 52-page final consent order in the service delivery litigation between Gwinnett County and the cities.
During 2010, GMA and the Georgia Cities Foundation engaged the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute to conduct a comprehensive study of downtowns in Georgia.
The budget process can often prove to be an arduous task, especially during difficult economic times. While there is a limited amount of money that cities use within the state budget, a large majority of the funds that are used by cities is received at the local level.
Downtown development authorities are used in cities throughout the state as a mechanism to revitalize and redevelop municipal central business districts. City officials should understand how DDAs are created, what DDAs are empowered to do and the roles and responsibilities of DDA members.
Becoming an incorporated entity has numerous advantages but also carries various responsibilities.
One of the frequent questions posed to GMA by city attorneys, city officials and, occasionally, news media representatives, relates to the legality and method of increasing the salaries of elected officials.