Local Government One-Stop Shop

This page contains a library of resources relevant to local governments in the Atlanta region. From sample job descriptions to ordinances on quality growth principles, these tools give cities and counties assistance in many areas. Please contact us if you have any questions about these or other resources. 

Local Government Management

Sample Job Descriptions
These sample job descriptions are from across the Atlanta region. For use, they should be tailored to your particular community.

Regional Salary Survey
The Government Services Division compiles salary ranges for many local government positions on an annual basis.

Sample Ordinances and Policies
These ordinances and policies give ideas of how local governments are using resources effectively and efficiently.

Trends
From social media to responses to foreclosures, these local government trends meet the needs of citizens in creative ways.

Service Delivery

This is a compilation of practices in use by local governments across the region.

Local Government Jobs
This provides a connection to local governments in the region, some of which are currently hiring.

Community Planning

Technical Assistance Projects
 Planning needs vary from one jurisdiction to the next. And they encompass a multitude of issues, from land use to transportation and housing. See past implementation assistance projects through the Community Choices program.

Best Practices
This toolkit exists to educate local officials about the choices available to them to create and sustain quality communities.

Sample Ordinances
Search our database of ordinances from the Atlanta region, the State of Georgia and the rest of the country to find language that will help your community implement quality growth goals and objectives.

Topical Resources
These resources provide information on a range of issues related to planning and economic development.

Schools and Communities
This resource center provides leaders of local governments and school districts access to information and resources that encourage and facilitate greater communication and cooperation between the two groups.

Tools for Planning Officials
Planning commission members are expected to know and navigate an increasingly complex web of plans, regulations and policies. These resources give commission members information they need to get the job done.

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