By adding several sections to the Georgia Code relating to local government, the Act creates the Georgia Greenspace Commission and provides for its membership, powers and duties, and operations. The Act provides a flexible framework of policies, rules, and regulations through which Georgia's populous and rapidly growing cities and counties can voluntarily develop programs to preserve community green space for recreational activities and protection of natural resources. The Act also creates the Georgia Greenspace Trust Fund, provides guidelines for appropriations and contributions to the fund, and defines how grants will be disbursed to local governments for preservation of greenspace.
"LOCAL GOVERNMENT Community Greenspace Preservation: Create the Georgia Greenspace Commission: Establish the Georgia Greenspace Trust Fund,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 17
, Article 21.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol17/iss1/21