I wonder if something so complicated can get passed this late in the session. They are distracted by other matters.
Legislation has been revived that would give developers a new way to finance projects that basically amount to new towns.
The idea is often called “private cities,” though backers cringe at a label they consider to be a misnomer, as well as at the unpopular images the name conjured up last year as similar legislation died.
The new legislation exempts the controversial Oaky Woods land in Houston County, meaning it could not be developed as a so-called private city, said state Sen. Johnny Grant, R-Milledgeville, the bill’s sponsor.
I know lots of people have serious objections to community development districts and I can’t blame people for objecting. But I think it will make Georgia more competitive against states like South Carolina and Florida that are attracting wealthy retirees to their states in planning community districts like Georgia cannot build.
Of course, the turn about is, these districts usually attract wealthy retirees who move to the state, don’t have to pay most taxes anymore thanks to the GOP, and then get into the healthcare system at the end of life and drive up costs.