If you live in metro Atlanta, chances are you have encountered services of community improvement districts, or CIDs. But what exactly is a CID?
It can be difficult to distinguish Georgia CIDs’ services and county or city services. For example, did you know that the ambassadors seen throughout downtown Atlanta are managed by the Atlanta… more »
Georgia has two types of business improvement district models: Georgia community improvement districts (CIDs) and Georgia city business improvement districts, or “Georgia BIDs.”
Like CIDs, Georgia BIDs are a group of property owners within a set boundary who decide to levy additional taxes or fees on themselves to provide supplemental services. However, Georgia BIDs are… more »
The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) at Georgia State University is one of several institutions partnering with New York-based Volcker Alliance to conduct a multiyear study to help improve budgeting and fiscal sustainability in all 50 states.
According to a press release:
The Truth and Integrity in Government Finance Project, as the study… more »
On Oct. 13, 2016, CSLF and FRC hosted a special presentation analyzing what Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s tax plans will mean for you and the U.S. economy. The experts discussed the major features of each presidential candidate’s plan, including changes to personal income tax and corporate tax, implications for federal tax revenue, changes to tax burdens across income groups and more.
R. Demetrius Taylor, budget director for the Georgia Department of Human Services, was recently awarded CSLF’s Certificate in Public Financial Management. Over the past year, he completed the center’s executive education program, which included six core classes in public finance.
Taylor was recognized last week during CSLF’s debt management training for his completion of the… more »