Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 17, 2012

January 17, 2012

New website is live
Be sure to check out the ACCA website, www.alabamacounties.org. It has been completely redesigned in an effort to serve you better and support our branding project. Features include an enhanced calendar of events, a search function, a blog to highlight and archive important news, and a “What’s New?” section on the homepage […]

Cell phone ban for CDL drivers

January 17, 2012

Counties in the ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund received an Information Bulletin from Meadowbrook Insurance Group last week advising that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had issued new regulations restricting the use of hand-held mobile telephones by drivers of commercial motor vehicles.  This notice was sent out without review by ACCA staff and without our […]

Redistricting tips

January 13, 2012

Questions continue to come in about county redistricting, so we are posting documents that were shared earlier.
 The first is a two-page fact sheet on that outlines the necessary steps and key deadlines for redrawing county commission districts in time for this year’s primary, scheduled for March 13.
 Secondly, the attorney general issued an opinion Sept. 26 to clarify […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 9

January 9, 2012

Constitutional considerations
ACCA staff members are preparing a recommendation for the Constitutional Revision Commission about the processes for local laws and local constitutional amendments. The ACCA board is scheduled to consider the draft recommendations on Jan. 17.
Headed to D.C.
ACCA President Tim Choate and ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield are headed to Washington, D.C., this week for […]