Local Issues & Legislation

The Clock is Ticking on Flood Insurance Program
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The Sandy Springs City Council voted to extend their 150 day moratorium on special land use permits (SLUP), gas stations and convenience stores to September 30. As reported in February, the Council put this moratorium in place in February to give the staff time to put in place their "Next 10" development plan.
Fulton County Corrects Property Tax Debacle
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As a response to sky-rocketing property tax assessments in Fulton County, the County Commission voted to freeze the 2017 property tax assessments and revert back to the 2016 levels. After weeks of complaints from plenty of Fulton County property owners who received a huge surprise when they opened their 2017 Property tax assessments, Commissioners felt this was the best way to temporarily correct the problem.

Commissioner Visits Joint Meeting of REALTORS®
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Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann was the guest speaker at a joint meeting of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA) and the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®’ (ACBR) Government Affairs Committees. Commissioner Hausmann discussed transportation and economic development in the metro region. She also answered questions regarding the recent Fulton County assessment notices.

REALTORS® Running for Local Office
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No sooner than one of the biggest elections in the country ends, we turn our eyes to local municipal races. In November of 2017, most metro cities will be voting for their next Mayors and City Council members. So far a few REALTOR® members have thrown their hats in the ring.

Kirk Rich Kicks Off Bid for Atlanta City Council
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REALTOR® Kirk Rich has officially entered the race for the Atlanta City Council. Kirk is making a run to replace District 6 Councilman Alex Wan, who is running for the Atlanta City Council President’s seat.

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