The GPA Executive Board annually approves a list of policy priorities, tracks several bills at the Georgia General Assembly, and takes positions on legislative proposals when they are in direct conflict with the Chapter’s legislative priorities.
The Board unanimously adopted the 2023-2024 session’s policy priorities in December affirming our support of local governance in support of home rule. The document is a statement of Chapter priorities and professional position on policy issues. It will guide advocacy positions taken by the Chapter and serve as a framework for local advocacy efforts by GPA members. The document makes a nod to the American Planning Association (APA) current Policy Priorities.
APA has published the 2022 Federal Priorities for Planning and Communities, which includes infrastructure and recovery legislation implementation, zoning reform and housing opportunities, and climate change.
GPA’s legislative priorities include the following:
- Local Governance in Support of Home Rule
- Available, Affordable and Attainable Quality Housing
- Safe and Resilient Transportation and Infrastructure
- Healthy Communities
- Fair and Equitable Governance
- Environmental Stewardship