State Issues & Legislation

Atlanta Council to Meet About "Quick Fixes" to Zoning Ordinance

The Atlanta City Council's Zoning Committee will hold a Work Session in conjunction with its March 28, 2018 Committee Meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed “Quick Fixes” updates to the Zoning Ordinance.

"Sticks vs Stones" Bill Goes to Governor

The Georgia State Senate easily passed the "Sticks" Bill on Monday, sending it to the Governor's desk to be signed into law. HB 876 or the "Sticks" Bill would prohibit counties and municipalities from proscribing the use of wood in the construction of buildings when state minimum standard codes are otherwise met.

Sandy Springs Fights "Sticks Bill"

The Georgia State House passed H.B. 876 (know as the "Sticks Bill") which would preclude local jurisdictions from prohibiting the use of wood in new construction, bringing cities like Sandy Springs into an uproar. If passed in the Senate and signed into law, this would essentially void a Sandy Springs building code that requires "all new buildings more than three stories or 100,000 square feet to be constructed with concrete or other nonflammable material and not wood."

Scott Selig Honored by Georgia State Senate

On Friday, February 23, the Georgia State Senate Honored Scott Selig with a resolution for his "leadership and philanthropic contributions to the development community."

2017 Legislative Recap

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond paid a visit to a combined meeting of the Government Affairs Committees (GAC) from the residential and commercial boards. CEO Thurmond discussed issues that affect the real estate industry, such as economic development, the water crisis and transportation.

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