From innovation to equity to safety, the sharing economy is impacting cities in a variety of ways that communities do business. A new report from the National League of Cities (NLC) looks at how the sharing economy impacts five key areas: innovation, economic development, equity, safety and implementation.
The 2008 recession hit the Northwest Georgia region’s once flourishing floor covering industry hard; the entire region suffered, losing more than 16,000 jobs with the Dalton-Whitfield County area losing 4,600 jobs, according to the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission.
As the shared economy upends traditional businesses and disrupts local regulatory environments while at the same time fueling innovation and growth, the attitude towards sharing businesses has also shifted in cities.
Kenneth Smith has been making a difference and making changes to help others for his entire life. This is true whether he is serving as the mayor of Kingsland or as a weight tester for Trident Refit Facility.
This webinar from the Georgia Secreatry of State's Office is focused on the 2015 municipal election cycle and includes information regarding March special elections and changing municipal precincts and polling places.
From an economic development perspective, public safety in the downtown district is an imperative for business recruitment efforts and attracting patrons to the existing businesses and events.
When the Eagle’s Landing Road Widening Project began, plans also were set in motion to create a beautiful park at the corner of Eagle’s Landing Parkway and Rock Quarry Road in the city of Stockbridge.
Clarkston Councilmember Dean Moore spent two months in Kenya last year, from March to May. It was an experience that has augmented his city service.
Body camera technology is not a new resource for several Georgia law enforcement agencies. Several Georgia city police officers have been wearing the cameras for some time, including officers in the city of Valdosta.
Child sex trafficking happens in towns across Georgia and it is happening right under the noses of city leaders and city law enforcement. That was the message Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura conveyed at a recent press conference to talk about the city’s efforts to combat Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).
During the 2011 General Assembly session, the outdoor advertising lobby successfully passed HB 179 to provide for enhanced vegetation management of the Rights of Way along Georgia highways.
Because many cities around the state are undergoing (or soon will be undergoing) the process of updating their SDS, GMA offered a series of workshops around the state to provide municipal officials with information about the requirements in the Service Delivery Act and suggestions for how to calculate tax equity.
This December 10, 2014 webinar reviews the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) new rules on cell tower siting and the placement of facilities in your rights-of-way.
The Georgia Department of Administrative Services provides a number of services Georgia's cities can take advantage of.
After meeting with a variety of community leaders, developing their individual leadership philosophies and skills, and logging more than 700 community volunteer hours, more than 50 local high school students have completed the city of Suwanee’s inaugural Suwanee Youth Leaders (SYL) program. SYL is designed to build youth leaders in the community and outside the classroom.