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Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending for November TSPLOST...

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Council has voted 13 to 1 to approve a measure to put a special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the November ballot to fund transportation related infrastructure projects throughout the City of Atlanta. The ballot referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase for a five-year period. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds.

ISAKSON PRESSES NDAA CONFEREES TO PROTECT BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today joined a bipartisan effort to urge Senate and House Armed Services Committee leadership to protect dual-military families, women and junior members of the Armed Forces

COLLINS BILL ROLLS BACK POSTAL SERVICE OVERREACH, PROVIDES RELIEF TO LOCAL HOMEOWNERS

Congressman Collins introduced H.R. 5750, The Common Sense Postal Delivery Restoration Act of 2016. This legislation will ensure that homes and neighborhoods that were eligible to receive or were receiving mail prior to the implementation of new postal rules will still be able to receive mail to their addresses under the new rule. Recent United States Postal Services (USPS) rules are forcing home developers to tear up already built or permitted neighborhoods in order to install centralized mailboxes, called cluster boxes, so that all the mail for the neighborhood is delivered to one location, instead of individual homes

City of Atlanta Named a Promise Zone by the U.S. Department of Housing and...

Mayor Kasim Reed joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today to announce the City of Atlanta has been named a Promise Zone community. Through the Promise Zone Initiative, the City will work strategically with HUD and other federal agencies to boost economic activity and job growth, improve educational opportunities, reduce crime and leverage private investment to improve the quality of life in the “Westside Promise Zone,” which is comprised of the historic Atlanta University Center neighborhood, Ashview Heights, Vine City, English Avenue and Castleberry Hill.

Georgia DCA awards $6.2 million in 16 community home investment grants

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded more than $6.2 million in grants to 16 community entities across the state to build new single family homes and help homeowners rehabilitate their homes. Grant amounts range from $160,140 to $612,000. The awards were made through the 2016 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP)

Allen Named ‘Hero of Main Street’

Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced that he has received the “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry. Rep. Allen is part of a bi-partisan group honored for their support of a wide range of issues including infrastructure investment, tax reform and labor issues.

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Raise $29,000 for Habitat for Humanity at Annual FUNdraiser

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS®premier fundraising event of the year, the ABR FUNdraiser was held April 21, at the Capital Grille in Dunwoody. More than 300 members rallied together to raise over $29,000, to aid in the association's fundraising efforts to build its 15th Habitat for Humanity home.

Independent transportation study confirms new projects ‘move the needle’ across Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal today previewed findings by an independent, nationally recognized transportation firm, which conclude that new infrastructure investments statewide will improve safety, reduce congestion and have a positive economic impact on Georgia. The final study, performed by Cambridge Systematics and scheduled for release later this month, analyzed the potential impact of 11 planned projects throughout the state over the next decade.

Rep. Tom Graves Votes to Fund SHEP, Sink EPA Water Proposal, Shoot Down Gun...

Tom Graves (R-GA-14) voted for and the House Appropriations Committee today passed the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which includes provisions that provide funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), prohibit implementation of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule and prohibit funding of gun control efforts on Army Corps of Engineers land.

HOUSE VOTES TO NAME GAINESVILLE COURTHOUSE IN HONOR OF JUDGE SIDNEY SMITH

The House of Representatives voted to name thefederal building and courthouse in Gainesville, Georgia, after Judge Sidney Oslin Smith, Jr.. Congressman Collins, who sponsored the bill, made the following statement on the House floor in support of the bill

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Releases March 2016 Statistics on Housing Marke

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its March 2016 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta. Market Brief, now compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.

Rep. Johnson Joins Bipartisan Group of Current & Former Senators & House Members to...

44 Current & Former Senators & 164 Current & Former House Members from 38 States Filed An Amicus Brief To Support President Obama’s Clean Power Plan in Case Currently Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, & Defend EPA’s Authority To Protect Public Health and the Environment by Regulating New Pollutants In Keeping With The Intention Of The Clean Air Act Of 1970

US EPA Administrator Delivers Remarks at Atlanta Conference on College Students Helping Underserved Communities...

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy provided opening remarks at the EPA Region 4 conference about the College/Underserved Community Partnership Program (CUPP) at the Sam Nunn Federal Center in Atlanta, Ga. Through CUPP, college and university students provide technical support to underserved communities at no cost to them

Atlanta Ranks 4th on EPA’s List of Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its eighth-annual “Top Cities” list, which ranks the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified commercial buildings in the preceding calendar year with Atlanta ranking fourth. The Top Cities list illustrates how cities across America are embracing energy efficiency as a proven path to financial savings and a healthier environment.

EPA Honors Eight Georgia Organizations with 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year for...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 149 businesses and organizations in 35 states for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

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Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending...

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Council has voted 13 to 1 to approve a measure to put a special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the November ballot to fund transportation related infrastructure projects throughout the City of Atlanta. The ballot referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase for a five-year period. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds.

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Atlanta REALTORS® Releases February 2018 Statistics on Housing Market

Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its February 2018 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta. The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally-focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties