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Latest Articles

Mayor Bottoms Prioritizes Meaningful Justice Reform with Cash Bond Ordinance
March 16, 2018
On Feb. 6, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed or­dinance 18-O-1045, which eliminates cash bonds to secure re­lease from the city of Atlanta Detention Center following an arrest for violation of city ordinances. Crim­inal justice reform, including cash bail reform, has long been a key priority for Mayor Bottoms and was a center­piece of her campaign. Georgia’s Cities learned more about the new mayor’s prioritization of this ordinance and her continued plans for meaningful justice reform.
How Cities Can Embrace Innovation With Smarter Regulations
March 9, 2018
Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute
Many city governments are torn when it comes to innovation. On the one hand, constituents increasingly demand flexibility, interaction, and iteration, and governments want to be seen as responsive to new ideas and services. On the other, cities are bound by regulatory processes developed decades ago and designed for predictability, stability, and protection. The real work for city leaders today is to create not just new rules, but new ways of writing and adjusting regulations that better fit the dynamism and pace of change of cities themselves.

News + Grants

Updates for + about Georgia cities.
Supreme Court of Georgia Reverses Order Pertaining to SDS

March 15, 2018

Application Period for 2018 PlanFirst Designation Now Open
Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA)

March 8, 2018

Questions raised about Brookhaven’s proposed Public Facilities Authority
Reporter Newspapers

March 16, 2018

Mayor proclaims Youth Art Month
Moultrie Observer

March 16, 2018

ELGL Introduces the Next Generation to Local Government and Highlights Diversity
Kent Wyatt, Co-Founder, ELGL and Stacy Wall Schweikhart, Board of Directors, ELGL

March 16, 2018

Strong Character Makes for ‘Good Government’
Larry Hanson, Executive Director, GMA

March 8, 2018

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grants
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Due: May 24, 2018

Employment Incentive Program
Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA)

Due: December 31, 2018