Interlocal agreements for historic preservation in Georgia
Myers, Samuel Trenholm
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All across the Unites States, local governments have chosen to enact protections for their historic resources. However, a survey of local historic preservation commissions indicates that merely seventy percent of these commissions have citywide jurisdiction. Eleven percent of these commissions operate at a county or parish level, and only one percent of the surveyed commissions operate at a regional level. There is a pressing need for the expansion of the existing legal framework to protect the historic resources that slip through the jurisdictional cracks. Intergovernmental agreements and other multi-governmental approaches to historic preservation may provide an effective tool for the preservation of these and many more resources. There is great potential for the use of interlocal agreements for historic preservation in Georgia.