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How to Fund Land Banks

How to Fund Land Banks

November 16, 2018

Shelterforce

The number of land banks grew dramatically in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. So has our understanding of how to successfully fund them, as summarized in four lessons.

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The Model Police Officer: Recruitment, Training, and Community Engagement

November 16, 2018

ICMA

This report is the result of research conducted by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) with the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera). The survey targeted communities of varying sizes throughout the country to better understand the characteristics sought in the “model” police officer.

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Moving Beyond Partisan Politics Starts at the Local Level

Leadership Focus

November 12, 2018

Deke Copenhaver

During these turbulent political times, where our nation seems to be hopelessly divided along partisan lines, I firmly believe that if things are going to change, the change must begin at the local level.

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Georgia Communities Value their Youth Councils

November 12, 2018

Throughout the state, city lead­ers are beginning to see their younger residents as a resource for community problem-solving and service. In many of these cities, youth councils are form­ing and working with commu­nity leaders to tackle important issues, while discovering that their voices matter to their city leaders. Those who encourage youth participation see benefits including budget savings and revenue generation; increased support for city initiatives and improved policies and youth programing.

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Firefighters Partner to Uplift Injured Colleagues

November 9, 2018

LaGrange, West Point and Troup County firefighters held three fundraisers to help raise money for the four LaGrange Fire Department (LFD) firefighters who were injured in a Labor Day fire. While all the firefighters and volunteers gave out of service to their colleagues, some were more motivated by past experiences.
 

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Finance Employees Are Fastest-Growing Segment of Local Government Workforce

Finance Employees Are Fastest-Growing Segment of Local Government Workforce

November 8, 2018

Governing Magazine

Most local governments haven’t been on hiring sprees lately. But one area where they appear to be adding employees is finance. Recent Census data shows that employees working in this sector increased 5.4 percent between 2014 and 2017.

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101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City

101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City

November 8, 2018

Curbed

Sometimes the smallest things we can do for our neighborhoods can have the biggest impact. Here are 101 urban interventions and ideas that show how even the tiniest changes can make our cities better places.

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Cities’ Spirits Remain Strong in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

November 6, 2018

 Hurricane Michael, a category 4 hurricane when it made landfall on the Florida pan­handle on Oct. 10, moved into Southwest Georgia as a category 3 hurricane—the first time in 120 years a storm of that force has hit Southwest Georgia. In its aftermath, Mi­chael left one dead in Georgia, hundreds of thousands without power or water, farmers’ crops destroyed and tons of debris. Despite the destruction, communities are showing how resilient they are.

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Episode 23: Councilman Willie Hardee - City of Homerville

November 5, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Homerville, GA to talk with long standing Councilman Willie Hardee, Jr. The 2 discuss Councilman Hardee's time growing up in Homerville, with its trials and successes and the various roles he has had as a member of the Homerville City Council for almost 40 years.

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Micromobility Data Policies: A Survey of City Needs

Micromobility Data Policies: A Survey of City Needs

October 31, 2018

Remix

In the past year, cities have been prompted to rapidly re-examine the management and regulation of transportation services due to the influx of micromobility. This article surveys over a dozen emerging micromobility data sharing policies to identify core features.

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Guidelines for the Regulation and Management of Shared Active Transportation

October 31, 2018

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) offers city-developed comprehensive guidance to help cities regulate and manage new shared active transportation companies, from dockless bike share bikes to electric scooters.

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Hinesville Finds Lessons in Ransomware Attack

October 31, 2018

Local governments across the nation are be­coming rich targets for cyber criminals, in­cluding some Georgia cities. Hinesville City Attorney Linnie Darden, III shared with Geor­gia’s Cities more on Hinesville’s recent ran­somware attack, which affected the Police Department, the Inspections Department, Code Enforcement, Water Utility Billing De­partment, Business Licenses and the Human Resources Department.

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Redevelopment Projects to Introduce GMA to New Neighbors

October 29, 2018

Downtown Atlanta is coming full circle—from highlighting its historic beginnings to preparing for massive transformation and de­velopment, which will lead the area into the future. The GMA home office is right in the middle of it all.

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Development Leaders Share Tips and Industry Trends

October 26, 2018

As economic development continues to evolve, development professionals statewide are charged to find innova­tive ways to keep their communities thriving. Georgia’s Cities sat down with two city economic develop­ment directors: Shirlynn Brownell of Brookhaven and Brian Wismer of Fayetteville to learn how their roles have changed, useful tips and tactics and what’s next for their cities.

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Managing Rights of Way in the Wireless Age

October 26, 2018

In September and October of 2018, ACCG and GMA co-hosted a regional workshop series to inform local officials about telecommunications issues in Georgia, including the technology and equipment needed to provide wireless and fiber broadband service to Georgia’s urban and metro areas, current telecom law, franchise and right-of-way agreements, and federal and state legislation. This article contains video and slide decks from one of these workshops.

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