Save the Date: Summer Policy Committee Meetings
Registration for the summer policy committee meetings will open soon. ACCG's seven standing Policy Committees will meet this summer to discuss key issues and to recommend policy objectives for the 2022 ACCG Policy Agenda. The issues will guide the Association's efforts before the Georgia General Assembly, Congress, and federal and state agencies. Meetings will be held over the span of two days in both the northern and central regions of the state. One virtual session will also be offered.
Summer Policy Committee Meeting Dates
August 18 – 19 – Hall County
August 25 – 26 – Macon-Bibb County
September 8 – Virtual Meeting
Have you considered joining a policy committee meeting? Head over to accg.org to find out how you can get involved in the committee(s) of your choice.
ACCG Local Redistricting Webinar
Please join ACCG on Wednesday, July 21 from 10:00-11:00 am for the Local Redistricting Webinar. Gina Wright, the Executive Director for the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office, will present information on the local redistricting process and the steps and decisions counties will need to make to begin work on redistricting. The webinar will focus on changes made to state law in 2019 that altered the local redistricting process. The materials covered will help counties better prepare to receive and use the 2020 Census redistricting data that should be made available to county governments in September. The Georgia House of Representatives recently released a short video on reapportionment, click here to watch.
Register in advance for this webinar:
Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Renegotiation Guidebook
The Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) law requires counties and “qualified cities” receiving general purpose LOST revenue to renegotiate distribution agreements within two years of each decennial census and submit the new distribution certificate to be received by the Department of Revenue (DOR). To assist county officials with the process for renegotiating the LOST distribution certificates, ACCG has worked with a task force of county managers and finance officers to prepare a guidebook. One objective of this guide is to outline a framework or process by which county officials can approach the renegotiation with a realistic aspiration to find common ground with its cities to reach an agreement. Click here to review the Guidebook.
Review the 2021 Final Legislative Update
Several bills that impact county operations go into effect this July. ACCG encourages county officials to review the final Legislative Update and familiarize themselves with these laws prior to next month. Access the 2021 Final Legislative Update here.