Local Issues & Legislation

2017 REALTOR Candidates
On November 7th, municipal offices across the metro area will be fought for in order to elect candidates that will set the direction of our region for the next 20 years. Candidates will be seeking offices from Mayor, Council President, City Councils and School Board. A few special elections for State House and County Commission will be on the ballot as well.
Buckhead Moratorium Implemented
In an effort to curb growing traffic concerns, legislation introduced by the Atlanta City Council has caused the Mayor to sign an executive order temporarily prohibiting developers from applying for new projects unless they conform to newly proposed limits.

Atlanta and Dekalb Come to Terms on Emory Annexation

After some intense, yet fruitful, negotiations, the City of Atlanta and Dekalb County have come to terms on the stalled annexation of the Emory annexation effort. At their September 26th meeting, The Dekalb County Commission voted 5-0 to approve a settlement that satisfied the County’s objections to the annexation.

DeKalb Courts Target "Blighted" Properties

DeKalb County Magistrate Court has created a “Magistrate Court Ordinance Division” which will target abandoned, dilapidated and burned-out properties with penalties that could include demolition of the structure. Three DeKalb County judges will hold monthly hearings to review cases where violators have received multiple code citations, but have not made improvements.

“The Georgia Gang” headlines Major Investor Luncheon
The 2017 Major Investor Luncheon will feature Jeff Dickerson and Phil Kent from Fox 5’s, “The Georgia Gang.” Jeff and Phil will give the inside scoop on major political hot topics in Georgia and the metro area. They will also be able to update REALTORS on the latest election news in some of the most important races in Georgia.
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