State Issues & Legislation

Atlanta Updating Its Tree Ordinance

The City of Atlanta is in the process of updating their Tree Preservation Ordinance and REALTORS® have been asked to give their input.

REALTORS® Support Gwinnett MARTA Expansion
Once again, Gwinnett County votes have the opportunity to take the next step in creating a truly regional transportation system in Metro Atlanta and REALTORS® are supporting that effort.
REALTORS® Talk Housing at State Capitol
Both commercial and residential REALTORS® were recently welcomed to the State Capitol by the Fulton County Delegation for a robust discussion on affordable housing.
Update on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ)
Earlier this month, the IRS held a public hearing on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ), seeking input relating to the first round of proposed rulemaking for the program, released in October 2018.  (The hearing was originally scheduled for January, but had to be rescheduled due to the partial government shutdown.)  Witnesses included representatives from state economic development groups; technology, small business, and community reinvestment coalitions; economic think tanks; and several investment funds.
Lawsuit Challenges Aesthetic Design & Impact Fee Ordinances
A lawsuit has been filed against Bryan County Georgia and its Board of Commissioners to stop new aesthetic design and impact fee measures that grossly infringe on private property rights. These measures are being used across the State to "control growth," but opponents argue these ordinances deter homeowership and cripple commercial development.
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