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Final 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations

Final 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations

March 19, 2019

Federal Register

This U.S. Census Bureau notification contains residence criteria used to determine where people are counted during each decennial census as well as guidelines for  specific populations, such as military personnel, college students, people in correctional facilities, and people experiencing homelessness.

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U.S. Census Bureau Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM)

March 18, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau depends on local government officials to communicate the importance of every household responding. To help communities tailor their outreach efforts that encourage residents to return their completed census forms, the agency designed the nationwide Response Outreach Area Mapper that displays the predicted mail-in reply rates by census tract.

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Cities Build Community with Urban Gardens

March 15, 2019

In Georgia, agriculture isn’t limited to rural areas—several metro cities are introducing innovative ways for their residents and visitors to experience the benefits of gardening and food production within city limits. As de­fined by Greensgrow, urban farming is growing or producing food in a city or heavily populated town or munici­pality.
 

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‘Georgia Grown’ Much More than a Catchphrase

March 14, 2019

Gale Horton Gay

 When Georgia was in the na­tional spotlight during Super Bowl LIII this past January, the focus was on the state’s hospi­tality, entertainment and, of course, the tremendous food and unique gifts. 

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Fixing Funding by the Mile: A Primer and Analysis of Road User Charge Systems

March 12, 2019

National League of Cities

In this report, the National League of Cities explores how road user charge (RUC) systems can become a practical funding alternative to keep up with the nation’s transportation mobility projects.

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City Centers Represent Heartbeat of Our Communities

Leadership Focus

March 12, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

In what can often be a siloed world, downtowns everywhere ultimately represent a melting pot and a connection point where local citizens and visitors alike can gather together on common ground.

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Episode 27: Mayor Matt Seale - City of Ocilla, GA

March 11, 2019

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

The tables are turned on Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale as he is interviewed by Adrienne Andreae of the podcast Small Town Sunshine. In this episode we learn about Mayor Matt and how he came to live in Ocilla, what made him run for Mayor and what made him want to start Small Town Podcast. 

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City of Atlanta Shareable Dockless Mobility Devices Website

City of Atlanta Shareable Dockless Mobility Devices Website

March 8, 2019

City of Atlanta

The city of Atlanta has created a website to educate the public about shareable dockless mobility devices such as e-scooters and bikes. The website features relevant legislation, guidance on riding and parking, the city's permit program, frequently asked questions, and contact information for providers of shareable dockless mobility devices. 

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The Value of Historic District Status in Georgia

March 7, 2019

Georgia State University Center for State and Local Finance

The designation of historic districts is a popular tool for promoting the preservation of neighborhoods and culturally significant areas as well as for economic development. This report analyzes the effects on property values of being in a nationally or locally recognized historic district.

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Southeastern Rental Affordability Tracker

Southeastern Rental Affordability Tracker

March 1, 2019

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta developed the Southeastern Rental Affordability Tracker to help users explore the availability of affordable rentals and prevalence of cost-burdened households at the state, regional, and local level.

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Investing in America's Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers

March 1, 2019

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

How can public, private, and nonprofit sectors coordinate efforts and integrate new technologies and finance models to meet the needs of both workers and employers? Learn about investing in workforce development systems in the new three-volume book Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers.

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Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

February 28, 2019

AARP

AARP seeks to help local leaders make their communities more livable for people of all ages. Among the keys to livability is housing that is both suitable for and adaptable to the diverse and ever-changing needs of American households and individuals.

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Hackers Now Have Billions of Usernames and Passwords, So How Can Cities Protect Themselves?

CitySmart by Sophicity

February 27, 2019

Ryan Warrick, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

It was inevitable. With so many serious data breaches over the years (including Yahoo’s 3.5 billion records breached, Marriott’s 500,000,000 records breached, Adobe’s 152,000,000 records breached, eBay’s 145,000,000 records breached, etc.), hackers have compiled a massive list of usernames and passwords on the Dark Web.

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Episode 26: Mayor Sandy Lumpkin - City of Ashburn, GA

February 25, 2019

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Ashburn, GA to talk with Mayor, and former Ashburn City Clerk, Sandy Lumpkin. The 2 discuss how Mayor Lumpkin came to be a resident of Ashburn after a life out West and how after a full career in Ashburn City government as an employee, she decided to run for office.

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Beyond Compliance: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Populations to Achieve Higher Positions in Local Government

February 20, 2019

ICMA

Research has shown that diverse groups outperform homogeneous groups in problem-solving, accuracy, and creativity. However, a diverse workforce rarely happens organically. The purpose of this report is to describe research on local governments that excel in increasing diversity and fostering inclusiveness.

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