Local Issues & Legislation

2017 Election Update
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The 2017 General Elections are over. While there were some surprises, a few races will move forward through the holidays to a run-off on December 5th. What was considered the biggest race in the metro area, the crowded Atlanta Mayor's race, is now down to Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. Here is a review of what happened with the ARPAC backed candidates.

Short Term Rentals Eyed by Officials
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AirBNB and VRBO while becoming hugely popular for vacation goers, they are also being noticed by local governments looking to find ways to regulate the industry. Counties across Georgia, including a few metro counties, are studying what impact these "Short Term Rentals (STRs)" are having on their communities and most of all, their bottom lines.

Dunwoody City Council Creates Tree Removal Process
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The Dunwoody City Council voted in favor of a new permitting process that regulates tree removal on non-residential properties that are not under current construction.
Major Investor Luncheon
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Fox 5 Atlanta's "The Georgia Gang" contributors Jeff Dickerson and Phil Kent headlined a very informative and captivating discussion during the 2017 Major Investor Luncheon.

ELECTIONS 2017!!!!
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Early and Advanced voting for the 2017 Municipal Elections and a few special elections have begun. Early Voting polls opened on Monday, October 16th and will remain open until Friday, November 3rd. With some very highly anticipated elections on the horizon, we encourage all REALTORS to take advantage of Early Voting to avoid long lines and assure voting before time runs out.

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