On February 13, 2017, the Clarkston City Council adopted a Resolution requesting the Georgia Legislature to create the Clarkston Development Authority (CDA). On March 22, 2017, the Georgia Legislature adopted a special act (Act No. 134, House Bill 563), creating the CDA that was formally approved and signed into law by the Georgia Governor on May 3, 2017. DOWNLOAD the Adopting Act.
The Clarkston Development Authority will exercise various powers to further City redevelopment and development, including: make/execute contracts, agreements or other for construction, leases of projects, contracts for sale of projects, agreements for loans to finance projects; acquire by purchase, lease, or other real and personal property; finance via loan, grant, lease, or other, demolish, erect, assemble, rehabilitate, improve, etc., projects and to pay the cost of said projects from proceeds of revenue bonds, notes, or other obligation or funds of the CDA; borrow money; issue revenue bonds; obtain other governmental grants, loans, or other arrangements; contract with other governments to use facilities or services for a period of up to 50 years; extend credit or make loans for project costs; receive and use tax proceeds for project costs; appoint, select, employ various professionals including engineers, architects, urban/city planners, etc.
All Membership Positions have been appointed to two or four year terms.