21
Jan

Laura’s Bill Roundup

HB 2503 – Zoning Regulations Regarding the accessory dwelling units (ADU) allowed under the Growth Management Act and allowing counties flexibility in regulating and placing ADU’s. HB 2518 – Mobile Home Parks Deals with the siting of mobile home parks for senior citizen affordable housing.  This is a permissive bill not requiring the siting of these parks, but allowing counties

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15
Jan

Week 2 – Land Use & Environment Bills

HB 1987- Affordable Housing Prevents counties from restricting the density of affordable housing development on property owned by a religious organization under certain conditions. This would require Counties to allow the density of the affordable housing development on religious owned properties to exceed density limits by two times the maximum density requirement of other structures. HB 2607 – UGA’s and

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7
Jan

Land Use Roundup for 2018

Growth Management Act HB 2341 is a Growth Management Act bill that impacts those counties with a military installation. It will require counties to coordinate processes with the Base Commander on development regulations that are potentially incompatible with the military base operations. It will also prohibit allowing development in the vicinity of a military installation that is incompatible with the installation’s

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3
Apr

Funding for Solid Waste Cut

Senate cuts funding for solid waste The Senate capital budget only provides $10 million dollars for Coordinated Prevention Grants (CPG).  This funding has historically been at a little over $28 million for several years and funds household hazardous waste collection.  The funding is distributed on a formula set by a base amount then added to by population numbers.  When funding

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