At the October Archway Executive Committee meeting, Joint Development Authority Director Elyse Cochran shared with the group that the November 8 ballot will contain a question about whether our local governments should be authorized to exercise redevelopment powers under the 'Redevelopment Powers Law.' Elyse explained to the committee that authority to exercise redevelopment powers is an economic development tool that our community is currently missing. She explained that it will help the community attract new businesses, stop sales tax leakage, and create secondary jobs.
Elyse's powerpoint presentation about the Redevelopment Powers Law can be viewed here (look for "Redevelopment Powers Law" under the Whitfield County Resources tab). More local information can also be found at http://www.redevelopmentpowers.com/.