Georgia Communities Receive Infrastructure Loans Totaling $13 Million
Eight Georgia communities were recently awarded financing totaling $12,964,210 for water, sewer, solid waste and wastewater infrastructure improvements by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors. The communities include the cities of Chatsworth, Dawsonville, Dublin, Glennville and Jefferson, Bartow and DeKalb Counties, and the Etowah Water & Sewer Authority (WSA).
Georgia can’t say if farmers abuse tax exemptions
In his third article on the impact of recent sales tax exemption legislation passed in recent years in Georgia, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Dan Chapman looks at the abuse of Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption (GATE) cards by individuals.
Brady Appoints Property Committee
GMA President Keith Brady has appointed a Property Committee to explore options for expanding GMA’s offices and developing property GMA has acquired in recent years.
GMA Establishes Services Council
The GMA Board of Directors has established a Member Services Advisory Council to provide ongoing feedback to the GMA staff on services needed to help cities operate more effectively and efficiently.
Georgia City Officials Discuss City Issues with Federal Legislators
Several Georgia city officials traveled to Washington, DC, in March to attend the National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference. During the conference, both local and federal leaders stressed the importance of partnership in advancing solutions to the nation’s biggest challenges.
Georgia Legislature Adopts Georgia Downtown Renaissance Act
On the second to last day of the 2014 legislative session, the General Assembly passed the Georgia Downtown Renaissance Fund Act. This legislation will create a revolving fund to specifically help redevelop properties across the state, and in the process help revitalize downtowns.
The Economics of Education Now Available
The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce have combined for the fourth time to produce the latest edition of the popular publication, The Economics of Education.
City Officials Ponder Their Role in Education
Cities leaders from across the state spent the afternoon of January 25, the Friday before the GMA's Mayors’ Day Conference, brainstorming ideas about how they can play a greater role in improving the state’s education system.