In response to issues identified by the Georgia General Assembly last year, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs is considering changes to state planning rules. A task force has been meeting to identify and develop proposed changes. Initially, this task force has focused on the State’s rules and procedures related to Developments of Regional Impact. The DCA has developed proposed revised rules, advertised those to the public and is soliciting public input. More details can be found on their website.
GPA’s Legislative Committee has been attending the aforementioned task force meetings, and is tracking these proposed changes as they unfold. In addition, your GPA Board has developed a position statement to offer to DCA on behalf of Georgia planners. You can find a copy here….. It is anticipated that the DCA task force will also be revisiting the Comprehensive Planning rules in 2012, and the GPA Legislative Committee will follow this with great interest. For more information, contact DCA or any member of the GPA Board or Legislative Committee.