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April 19, 2016
The Georgia Department of Revenue has begun notifying local governments about new fees they are responsible for as a result of the passage of House Bill 170, the Georgia Transportation Funding Act, during the 2015 Georgia General Assembly

 

April 8, 2016
When Vienna Mayor Hobby Stripling took the oath of office in January this year, it was exactly 48 years to the day since he’d first sworn to uphold the laws and serve the residents of Vienna. He served 20 years after being sworn in in 1968, but returned to office this year after retiring and returning to the place he’d called home for more than 50 years.

 

March 17, 2016
The Georgia Motor Trucking Association’s (GMTA) lawsuit to limit use of local sales taxes on fuel to road and bridge projects came to an abrupt halt today when Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney granted a motion to dismiss the case

 

March 9, 2016
‚ÄčThe first of three Transportation Investment Act (TIA) project delivery bands has recently come to a close. As promised to the citizens of the three regions that passed the TIA referendum in 2012, River Valley, Heart of Georgia Altamaha (HOGA) and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), all 261 Band 1 projects are underway or have been completed.

 

February 9, 2016
On Dec. 21, 2015, local law enforcement agencies received notification from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that the agency is temporarily suspending payouts under the federal Equitable Sharing Program. 

 

June 5, 2015
Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson visited Washington D.C. on May 13 during National Infrastructure Week. In her role as Chair of GMA’s Federal Policy Council and GMA 2nd Vice President, Jackson represented GMA and Georgia cities in meetings with members of Georgia’s delegation and to participate in transportation-related media events coordinated by the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

 

March 5, 2015
Having a military base nearby can be a major benefit to a local economy but the elimination or reduction in personnel of such a facility can be potentially devastating. 

 

December 31, 2014
The Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding issues its final report on December 30, 2014.

 

November 25, 2014
In a much anticipated decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia held on November 24, 2014, that private probation companies are constitutionally allowed to supervise misdemeanor probationers.

 

November 7, 2014
This GMA report highlights the impact of the passage of recent sales tax exemptions on Georgia's local governments.

 

September 5, 2014
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.

 

September 5, 2014
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.

 

September 5, 2014
The city of Tybee Island held their first Hometown Connection on Wednesday, July 30.

 

April 4, 2014
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.

 

April 4, 2014
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.

 

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