Local Issues & Legislation

Election Update
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April 18th has come and gone with all eyes on Georgia’s elections. The nation was focused on the outcome of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District seat vacated by Tom Price (Johnny Isakson’s former seat), but several local elections quietly took place.

Atlanta to Change Permit Process
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The City of Atlanta is working to change the permitting process in an effort to offer a more seamless process. The Office of Zoning and Development is aiming for a “One Stop Shop” by consolidating entitlement permits into a single step. OZD’s goal is to reduce the “back and forth” and streamline the development process for a more productive experience at City Hall.

Dunwoody Eyeing Impact Fees
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As cities try to find ways of increasing revenues, the idea of impact fees has been brought back up to the City of Dunwoody. With major new developments sprouting up, City leaders began discussing this idea at a recent retreat of the Council. Staff has said they are looking at ways to cover expenses the city is responsible for new residents as the city grows.

Dunwoody Eyeing Impact Fees
Local

As cities try to find ways of increasing revenues, the idea of impact fees has been brought back up to the City of Dunwoody. With major new developments sprouting up, City leaders began discussing this idea at a recent retreat of the Council. Staff has said they are looking at ways to cover expenses the city is responsible for new residents as the city grows.

DeKalb CEO Visits REALTORS®
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DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond paid a visit to a combined meeting of the Government Affairs Committees (GAC) from the residential and commercial boards. CEO Thurmond discussed issues that affect the real estate industry, such as economic development, the water crisis and transportation.

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