Updated 24-Feb-2018. Despite a Georgia law that appears to prohibit local governments from regulating backyard honeybee-keeping, some municipalities are passing ordinances that restrict aspects of backyard beekeeping. While honeybees have gained a mainstream following, our local native bees are the hero pollinators that deserve much more love.
Drought Mitigation, Promotion of Bike Lanes, Rattlesnake Protections; Just A Few Things Passed by the 2014 Georgia Legislature
Last week the Georgia Legislature wrapped up a session that proved to be pretty good for supporters of sustainable land use and environmental policies. The legislature passed bills that protect critical habitat and water […]
A proposed bill by Georgia state senator Steve Gooch aims to give local governments more control over land use regulation. Senator Gooch introduced a bill last month that would allow local governments to submit […]
Last September the Denver Post reported on the growing need to find solutions to prevent wildfires that have become increasingly devastating. Not only are the fires causing huge economic losses for homeowners […]
Several months ago the Athens-Banner Herald reported on an issue brought up in an Associated Press article involving the amount of developable land on Jekyll Island. The current state law, created in […]
Due to the sheer amount of money involved, property tax assessment is a highly contentious issue for both governments and property owners. Those jurisdictions with property taxes rely heavily on them as […]
The City of Tybee Island lies about 15 miles east of Savannah and serves as the easternmost point in the State of Georgia. Its population of about 3,000 residents swells in the […]