Local Issues & Legislation

Atlanta City Council Implements Short Term Rental Ordinance
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On Monday, March 15, 2021, the Atlanta City Council approved a Short Term Rental ordinance, which requires each rental property to be registered, provide emergency contact information, and pay a registration fee.  During the 2.5 hour discussion, numerous amendments were presented, a majority of which were approved.

Gwinnett County Announces Extension of Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Launch in April
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The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners announced Tuesday that the County will use more than $28.1 million in stimulus funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to launch an extension of its Project RESET eviction prevention program.

City of Atlanta Allocates Additional COVID-19 Relief Funding
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More than a year after the effects of COVID-19, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issues more financial assistance for Atlanta residents most impacted by the pandemic. American Rescue Plan Funding Last month, Mayor Bottoms joined a bi-partisan group of Mayors and Governors to ask the Biden Administration for more direct financial assistance for cities. As a result, the City of Atlanta expects to receive more than $100 million dollars via the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

Town Hall explains Cobb's new COVID-19 rent/utility assistance efforts
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To help explain Cobb's latest $22.8 million COVID-19 rent/utility assistance effort and the end of the eviction moratorium, the County held a virtual town hall last week.

Beltline Special Services District is approved
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During the March 15, Atlanta City Council meeting, Council members also approved the Atlanta Beltline Special Services District. This ordinance determines the districts’ boundaries and defines its purpose. In addition to establishing the Special Services District, the Council also approved an ordinance which provides the authority for an additional ad valorem tax at the rate of 2 mills on every $1,000.00 or any part thereof of taxable real property (Commercial property) within the Atlanta Beltline Special Service District.

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