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Cities Prepare for Legislative Session

January 10, 2019

Baker Owens

Rural development is still at the forefront of many legislators’ agendas. Like last year, broadband expansion is sure to be on the table during the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session.

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Episode 24: Local Government 101 with Rusi Patel - Workshop Episode

December 17, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale sits down with Rusi Patel from the Georgia Municipal Association to discuss the interesting and sometimes complicated subject of local government structures and powers.

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Guidance for Regulation of Dockless Micromobility

December 14, 2018

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Local governments across the country are experiencing the increased integration of new technology platforms into their transportation systems. The goal of this guidance is to provide general risk mitigation considerations for the integration of dockless micromobility.

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Finding Inspiration in the Leaders Among Us

Leadership Focus

December 12, 2018

Deke Copenhaver

In a world so often fraught with controversy and confusion, it’s my humble opinion that true servant leadership, the kind that gives people hope and inspiration, is now more important than ever. 

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Immigration Reporting Requirements

December 12, 2018

Georgia’s cities are responsible for remitting a large number of different reports to the state every year. The annual immigration report for the period of December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018, is one of these annual reports and must be filed with the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) by December 31, 2018.

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Balancing Objectives in Public Employee Post-Retirement Employment Policies: Reassessing Barriers to Continued Work

December 6, 2018

Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE)

This new report provides the first comprehensive analysis of the post-retirement employment policies of over 80 of the largest state pension plans in the U.S., including those that cover state and local employees, public safety workers, teachers and university faculty and staff.

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Remix Micromobility Policy Survey

November 26, 2018

Remix

In an effort to understand emerging best practices in the micromobility field, this survey report reviewed scooter and bikeshare policies in 17 cities, including Atlanta. Four key practice areas emerged from the research: enforcement, fees, caps, and data sharing.

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To Master Cybersecurity, Cities Need to Focus on the 3Ps

CitySmart by Sophicity

November 26, 2018

Dave Mims, CEO, Sophicity

While cybersecurity can seem like an overwhelming problem, we strongly and consistently encourage cities to start with the initial step of addressing the most important low-hanging fruit risks we call the 3Ps: passwords, patching, and people.

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Recycling Reimagined

Recycling Reimagined

November 20, 2018

National League of Cities

To improve municipal waste management practices, boost local green jobs and help address climate change, the National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with Starbucks, released Recycling Reimagined. This action guide provides cities with the tools they need to establish a circular economic framework for recycling and recommendations for how to achieve zero waste.

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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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