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.
Supporters of a new highway that would directly connect LaGrange to Macon contend the road could help stir economic development in middle Georgia.
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.
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.
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.
Creating an effective code enforcement program begins with an understanding of state law and the various legal tools available to local governments.
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.
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.
In cities across America, municipal leaders are taking action to reduce childhood obesity, one of our nation’s most pressing public health challenges.
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.
As local and state government workers head for the exits, human resource managers say their top concern is staff development.
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.
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.
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.
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.