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2017 REALTOR Candidates
Local
On November 7th, municipal offices across the metro area will be fought for in order to elect candidates that will set the direction of our region for the next 20 years. Candidates will be seeking offices from Mayor, Council President, City Councils and School Board. A few special elections for State House and County Commission will be on the ballot as well.
ELECTIONS 2017!!!!
Local

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.

Electric Vehicle Readiness Proposal
Local

The City of Atlanta has announced an initiative that would require new residential and commercial construction to include Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) infrastructure for future use. This ordinance would apply to new off road parking, expansion of existing off-road parking AND single family homes.

NFIP Extended
Federal

Congress has passed legislation that has extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through December 8, 2017, and the President immediately signed it into law. By extending the expiration date, this prevented a September 30th lapse in coverage.

Buckhead Moratorium Implemented
Local
In an effort to curb growing traffic concerns, legislation introduced by the Atlanta City Council has caused the Mayor to sign an executive order temporarily prohibiting developers from applying for new projects unless they conform to newly proposed limits.

Atlanta and Dekalb Come to Terms on Emory Annexation

After some intense, yet fruitful, negotiations, the City of Atlanta and Dekalb County have come to terms on the stalled annexation of the Emory annexation effort. At their September 26th meeting, The Dekalb County Commission voted 5-0 to approve a settlement that satisfied the County’s objections to the annexation.

REALTORS Defend Mortgage Interest Deduction
Federal

Congress has again turned its attention to tax reform and the mortgage interest deduction (MID) is in jeopardy. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) has put together a plan to assure that the MID will continue to be a viable incentive for home ownership.

Forsyth County Ends LDP Moratorium
Local
Forsyth County Commissioners unanimously voted to end a moratorium they recently imposed on applicants seeking a Land Disturbance Permit (LDP) for properties designated commercial before January 1, 2010.
Flood Insurance Call for Action
Federal

As events continue to unfold in Texas, NAR President Bill Brown reiterated that the immediate focus of the Association and its 1.2 million REALTOR® members is to support those affected by this tragic natural disaster. To help those in need, the REALTOR® Relief Foundation is collecting donations at www.nar.realtor/programs/realtors-relief-foundation/donate.

In addition to supporting relief efforts NAR is engaged in legislative advocacy to ensure the National Flood Insurance Program does not expire on September 30, 2017. 

NAR Tax Reform Call to Action
Federal

As Tax Reform moves to the forefront in Congress, a Call to Action has been issued by NAR. Originally scheduled for later, movement on the issue and an attack on the mortgage interest deduction has caused the following response from NAR President, William E. Brown.

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