In 1989, the General Assembly passed the Georgia Planning Act, providing local governments with opportunities to plan for their future and to improve communication with neighboring governments. The Planning Act (revised in 2005) assigns local governments certain minimum responsibilities to maintain "Qualified Local Government" (QLG) status and, thus be eligible to receive certain state grants, loans, and permits.
The cornerstone of the coordinated planning program is the preparation of a long-range comprehensive plan by each local government in the state. This plan is intended to highlight community vision, goals and objectives, as well as associated actions. It is intended that the comprehensive plan be used to guide local government decisions.
To maintain its QLG status, a local government must:
Fayette County has complied with the requirements of the Planning Act and the 2005 revisions to maintain its QLG status. The Fayette County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan was adopted in December, 1991... A Full Plan Update (now called the Fayette County Comprehensive Plan) was adopted on April 22, 2004, and a Partial Update was adopted in June 2007. The next major update is due by June 30, 2017.
For further information, please contact the Planning Department at 770-305-5421.
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