Local Issues & Legislation

South Metro Development Outlook Conference Outlines Development in Southern Region

Over 700 participants attended the 2018 South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) Conference on February 22 where they were able to learn about current economic development projects as well as get a forecast of the future growth in the South Metro Region.

Dunwoody Creates Affordable Housing Task Force

Just as several metro cities have done recently, the City of Dunwoody has turned its eye to take a close look at affordable housing. At recent retreat of the Mayor and Council, the Council voted to create a task force to study workforce housing, but there was some strong opposition, including the Mayor.

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."

Legislation Moving Through the State Capitol

The Georgia General Assembly is half way through the 2018 session and legislation important to REALTORS is starting to buzz. Issues ranging from HOA Letter fees, GA tenant protection and short term rentals are all being debated under the "Gold Dome."

REALTORS® Make NAR RPAC Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Tim Hur, Maura Neill and Jenny Pruitt for being inducted into the latest class of NAR RPAC Hall of Fame!

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