On Tuesday, June 12, the Council for Quality Growth achieved a legislative victory when the Community Development/Human Resources Committee unanimously recommended an ordinance creating the Atlanta City Office of Buildings Technical Advisory Committee. The legislation will now move to the full Council for consideration at the next City Council meeting, June 18.
The Advisory Committee is one of the benefits from the successful Council for Quality Growth-drivenAtlantaBuildingPermit Reform last fall. The Committee is composed of nine members appointed by the Mayor, with 7 of the appointments stemming from recommendations of interested stakeholder groups. The groups who will provide their services include the Atlanta Apartment Association, the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, and the Council for Quality Growth, the International Council of Shopping Centers Georgia, Building OMA, the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia.
The Committee will advise and make recommendations to the Mayor, the Commissioner of Planning and Community Development and the Director of Office of Buildings on service levels, procedures, fees and staffing. The Committee will also communicate with stakeholders and provide insight into the permitting process, as well as monitoring revenues and expenses for the Office of Buildings Enterprise Fund.
The Council would like to thank the members who provided their assistance, including Scott Selig, Steve Roos, Kevin Curry and our affiliate partner Robert Broome.
As the legislation approaches final passage and the Committee is appointed, the Council for Quality Growth will remain on the front lines and behind the scenes to ensure the best representation possible on this crucial committee.