Local Issues & Legislation

Former Mayor Sam Massell Speaks at RPAC Major Investor Luncheon

RPAC Major Investors were treated to a luncheon featuring former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell. Members were taken on a journey through his time in elected office, career as a REALTOR® and given insight on the evolution and future of Atlanta. He also discussed his new book, "Play It Again Sam: The Notable Life of Sam Massell".

Member Input on Atlanta Solid Waste Fee Requested

As previously reported, the City of Atlanta's Public Works Department is proposing a revamping of the solid waste fee schedule and a public work session will take place next week. These changes could have a significant effect on property owners, both residential and commercial. We are soliciting your comments on this change.

Brookhaven Zoning Rewrite Recommends Inclusionary Zoning

The Brookhaven Planning Commission will recommend city-wide inclusionary zoning (IZ) in their Zoning Ordinance Rewrite. The rewrite was officially unveiled to residents at a public meeting in late June, but the Commission added the IZ recommendation at their Sept. 6th meeting. The recommendations will go before the City Council sometime in October.

Dunwoody Amends Stream Buffer Tree Protection

The Dunwoody City Council voted to update the stream buffer tree ordinance at their last council meeting now requiring a permit to cut trees with-in the 75-foot stream buffer and establishing a $1,000 per tree fine for violators.

Metro Area Taxes Rising

Over the past couple of weeks, several metro area government jurisdictions have set their tax digest for the 2019 fiscal year… and taxes are going up. Leaders in Cobb, Fulton and Atlanta Public Schools have approved millage rates that will each show a rise in property taxes.

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