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“ Counties Working Together” A plan for county and regional collaboration. 2009 District Meetings. 2010 Legislative Priorities. Transportation Funding Fiscal Accountability Local Sales Tax Collections. 2009 District Meetings. Transportation Funding.

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counties working together a plan for county and regional collaboration
“Counties Working Together”

A plan for county and regional collaboration

2009

District Meetings

2010 legislative priorities
2010 Legislative Priorities
  • Transportation Funding
  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Local Sales Tax Collections

2009

District Meetings

transportation funding
Transportation Funding
  • Counties are responsible for the majority of the state’s transportation infrastructure.
  • Debate on funding will be center-stage, again.
  • Discussions are focusing on enabling local governments to propose a TSPLOST.

2009

District Meetings

fiscal accountability
Fiscal Accountability
  • The state, counties and cities are required to balance their budgets
  • Georgia counties, unlike the state and cities, face unique challenges in navigating the budget crisis
    • No control over large parts of their budget
    • Limited flexibility with funding sources
  • There is a disconnect between service responsibility and revenue raising authority

2009

District Meetings

fiscal accountability state and county shared responsibilities
Fiscal AccountabilityState and County Shared Responsibilities
  • Housing Inmates
    • County: 42% growth
    • State: 18% growth
  • Road Maintenance & Management
    • Counties responsible for 83,531 miles or 72% of state’s road network
    • State responsible for 18,087 miles or 16% of state’s road network
  • Public Safety
    • Counties provide 1 law enforcement vehicle for every 778 citizens
    • State provides 1 law enforcement vehicle for every 6273 Georgians
  • Court Costs
    • Counties pay for at least 80% of the court system in Georgia
    • Counties pay approximately 60% of the cost of indigent defense whereas the state is paying for 40% of the cost for the superior and juvenile court level.

2009

District Meetings

fiscal accountability county support of state services
Fiscal AccountabilityCounty Support of State Services
  • DFACS Buildings
  • County Extension Offices
  • DDS Buildings
  • Local Health Department Buildings
  • GBI Buildings
  • State Patrol Buildings
  • State Libraries
  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse/Developmental Disabilities
  • Georgia Forestry Commission Buildings

2009

District Meetings

county requirements
County Requirements
  • Separate 911Audit Report
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Compliance with GASB Regulations
  • Provides Tax Digest for other levels of Government
  • Tags and Titles for the State
  • Courts
  • Taxpayer Bill of Rights
  • Indigent Defense
  • Elections
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Service Delivery
  • Annual Financial Report
  • Handicap Decals for the State

2009

District Meetings

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2009

District Meetings

fiscal accountability state discretion in balancing budget
Fiscal AccountabilityState Discretion in Balancing Budget
  • The state, with the exception of the Motor Fuel Tax, has more discretion with its revenues
  • Fee and Trust Fund Redirection:
    • Hazardous Waste Trust Fund
    • Solid Waste Trust Fund
    • Prepaid 911 Fees
    • Indigent Defense Fund
    • Sales Tax Administrative Fee
    • 2008 Unidentifiable Local Sales Tax Proceeds
  • Regrettably, funding for these programs shifts to counties or services will not be provided

2009

District Meetings

hazardous waste trust fund
Hazardous Waste Trust Fund

2009

District Meetings

solid waste trust fund
Solid Waste Trust Fund

2009

District Meetings

fiscal accountability county revenues legally restricted
Fiscal Accountability County Revenues Legally Restricted
  • Many county revenues are legally restricted and cannot be redirected in times of budget crisis:
    • SPLOST, LOST, HOST
    • Hotel/Motel Tax
    • Impact Fees
    • 911 Fees
    • Building License and Permits
    • Storm Water Utility Fees
    • All the various fees collected by constitutional officers and the courts set by state statute
  • Fiscal Accountability: vesting service responsibility and revenue generation in same elected body

2009

District Meetings

local sales tax collection
Local Sales Tax Collection
  • Collection Compliance
  • LOST Renegotiations
  • Information Sharing with DOR
  • PILOT Project
  • Unidentifiable Sales Tax

2009

District Meetings

other legislative issues
Other Legislative Issues
  • Property Tax
  • Fees
  • Water
  • Stormwater
  • Transparency in Government
  • Cell Towers

2009

District Meetings

state budget declining state revenues
State BudgetDeclining State Revenues
  • January 2009: Governor proposed FY 2010 Budget - $18.5 billion (10.23% over the final FY09 revenues).
  • February 2009: Governor lowered estimate to $16.99 billion (1.36% over the final FY09 revenues).
  • August 2009: Governor projects revenues to come in at $16.1 billion (3.72% below FY09 actual revenues).

2009

District Meetings

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How the State is Covering the Shortfall

Source: Office of the Lieutenant Governor

2009

District Meetings

state budget impacts on counties
State Budget Impacts on Counties
  • Hazardous Waste Solid Waste Trust Fund
  • 911 Prepaid
  • GDOT Local Maintenance and Improvements Grants
  • One Georgia
  • Forestland Protection Act
  • Crime Labs
  • Indigent Defense
  • Mental Health Services

2009

District Meetings

connecting with the capitol
Connecting with the Capitol
  • Establish a personal connection with legislators
  • Understand the legislative process
  • Watch for ACCG’s Legislative Updates, Budget Updates and Action Alerts
  • Stay engaged and informed

2009

District Meetings

legislative tracking landing page
Legislative Tracking Landing Page

2009

District Meetings

legislative tracking database
Legislative Tracking Database

2009

District Meetings

example of a bill search
Example of a Bill Search

2009

District Meetings

accg services
ACCG Services
  • Insurance Program
  • Retirement
  • Financial Services
  • Training & Leadership
  • Consulting & Assistance
  • Discounts for Counties

2009

District Meetings

georgia county internship program gcip
Georgia County Internship Program(GCIP)
  • Offering internship opportunities for college and graduate students in counties
  • Cultivating interest in working in county government for the next generation
  • To apply for the program, contact Michele NeSmith at 404-522-5022 or mnesmith@accg.org

2009

District Meetings

questions comments

Questions & Comments

2009

District Meetings