Local Issues & Legislation

2017 Run-off Election Results

The 2017 run-off elections are finally over, and the metro area will be getting to know some new faces in several municipal offices. The most anticipated race was that of Atlanta Mayor, which was won by City Council Woman Keisha Lance Bottoms by a razor thin margin. While a recount is anticipated, the chances of the results changing are very slim.

Atlanta Passes Electric Vehicle Readiness Ordinance

The City of Atlanta has passed an ordinance that will require new residential and commercial construction to include Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) infrastructure for future use. This ordinance applies to new off road parking, expansion of existing off-road parking AND single family homes.

2017 Atlanta REALTORS® Chili Cook-Off a Success!

Even with rain in the morning, nothing could stop the 2017 Chili Cook Off from being a fun and successful night. Final numbers are still being counted, but The Atlanta REALTORS® fundraiser turned out to be the event of the year. Almost 30 teams had all the chili you could eat, complimentary beer and wine, entertainment, and all proceeds benefited the REALTORS® Political Action Fund.

2017 General Election Update

The 2017 General Elections are over. While there were some surprises, a few races will move forward through the holidays to a run-off on December 5th. What was considered the biggest race in the metro area, the crowded Atlanta Mayor's race, is now down to Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. Here is a review of what happened with the ARPAC backed candidates.

Short Term Rentals Eyed by Officials

AirBNB and VRBO while becoming hugely popular for vacation goers, they are also being noticed by local governments looking to find ways to regulate the industry. Counties across Georgia, including a few metro counties, are studying what impact these "Short Term Rentals (STRs)" are having on their communities and most of all, their bottom lines.

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