Local Issues & Legislation

2018 Voter Guide

Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently? Do you know if your polling location has changed? Do you know who's running for office? When is election day? Well, if you have any questions about the 2018 elections, we have the answers!!!

Brookhaven Council Delays Inclusionary Zoning Vote

The Brookhaven City Council delayed a vote on a recommendation from the Planning Commission that would implement a city-wide inclusionary zoning (IZ) measure in their Zoning Ordinance Rewrite. After much discussion, the council determined more work needed to be done on th overall plan. They are expected to revisit the issue after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Short Term Rentals Eyed by Local Officials...AGAIN.

As previously reported, short term rentals, think AirBNB and VRBO, have become hugely popular for vacation goers. They are also being noticed by local governments looking to find ways to regulate the industry and generate revenue for their Counties and Cities. Local officials across Georgia are studying what impact these "Short Term Rentals (STRs)" are having on their communities and most of all, their bottom lines.

Early Voting Starts Oct. 15th - Nov. 2nd

The 2018 Election Cycle is moving quickly with Early Voting set to start October 15th and continuing through November 2nd. There is a lot at stake for REALTORS® and we want to make sure you have all the resources you need to make an informed vote!

Atlanta Solid Waste Fee Increase Proposal Stalled in Committee

The City of Atlanta's Public Works Department's proposed solid waste fee increase was stalled by the City Utilities Committee. The Committee held a public hearing where several commercial property owners and real estate associations were able to convince them this measure was moving too fast without needed input from residents and business leaders.

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