The legal issues that affect the decisions made at the local government level pose difficult challenges. This course will provide participants with background and analysis to help address the diverse legal issues affecting local government. Discussions will focus on key issues of which participants involved in local government decision-making, and those who deal with local government, must be aware. Experienced and knowledgeable professionals will also provide valuable and practical information, to allow participants to more confidently and effectively handle the challenges of their positions on a regular basis.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Georgia Real Property Tax Sales Process
A. Tax Lien Sales
B. Tax Sales
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Various Aspects Of Participating In Construction Contracting With Local
Government Entities Involving The General Contractor, Design
Consultants, Program Managers And Construction Managers; Practical
Approaches To Everyday Legal Issues
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
III. Franchises And Technology
A. Cable Television
B. Wireless Facilities: Zoning And Leasing
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IV. Tax Allocation Districts/Tax Increment Financing
A. Tax Increment Financing In General
B. Georgia's Approach: The Redevelopment Powers Law
C. The TAD Experience In Georgia
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
V. Local Government Recent Decisions
A. Zoning And Land Use Litigation Matters
B. Civil Rights Liability
C. Employment Issues
D. Tort Liability And Immunity
E. Public Contracting
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VI. Zoning And Land Use Issues
A. Transfer Of Development Rights
C. Considerations In Ordinance Drafting
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Questions And Answers