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Model Ordinances

 Often, local government standards and ordinances do not allow for flexible, innovative environmental design. In response to this challenge, the GCMP funded a project to create a package of companion ordinances to the Coastal Green Growth Guidelines for coastal localities to create development regulations and standards that are tailored to the individual needs of each community and the unique aspects of coastal Georgia. These ordinances tie together existing model coastal ordinances that have been developed for the Coastal and Statewide Nonpoint Source and Coastal Management Programs, including ordinances for riparian buffers, wetlands, conservation subdivisions and septic system maintenance and inspection.