Tucker Building Regulations section from the Tucker City Charter.


(3) Building regulation. To regulate and to license the erection and construction of buildings and all other structures; to adopt building, housing, plumbing, electrical, gas, and heating and air conditioning codes; and to regulate all housing and building trades to the extent permitted by general law;

(4) Business regulation and taxation. To levy and to provide for the collection of regulatory fees and taxes on privileges, occupations, trades, and professions as authorized by Title 48 of the O.C.G.A. or such other applicable laws as are or may hereafter be enacted; to permit and regulate the same; to provide for the manner and method of payment of such regulatory fees and taxes; and to revoke such permits after due process for failure to pay any city taxes or fees;
(5) Condemnation.
(A) To condemn property inside the corporate limits of the city for present or future use and for any public purpose deemed necessary by the city council, utilizing procedures enumerated in Title 22 of the O.C.G.A. or such other applicable laws as are
or may hereafter be enacted; and (B) To condemn and cause to be remediated or removed any building, structure, or
existing condition within its corporate limits that is dangerous to life, limb, or property,by reasons of decay, dilapidation, or unsanitary condition. Nothing in this subparagraph shall be construed to relieve the city of any duty to give owners or
interested persons reasonable notice and opportunity to remedy the situation. Nothing in this subparagraph shall be construed as relieving the city of liability to any owner or interested person for damages to person or property taken or destroyed in furtherance of this subparagraph. This subparagraph shall not be construed as authorizing the doing of any act or thing contrary to the Constitution of this state and the policy of the general laws of this state. The city shall have authority to adopt reasonable ordinances and resolutions for the purpose of carrying out this subparagraph;


Noelle Monferdini's view on the Tucker Building Regulations plan is to follow the current building codes while polling the citizens in district 2 on green building initiatives. Building green will cost more on the upfront build, but there are extensive  benefits that will be realized in the long term. 


Why Should Tucker City Build Green?
[EPA at Research Triangle Park, NC] In the United States, buildings account for:

39 percent of total energy use
12 percent of the total water consumption
68 percent of total electricity consumption
38 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions

A list of additional statistics on buildings and the environment (PDF) is available.

The built environment has a vast impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy. By adopting green building strategies, we can maximize both economic and environmental performance. Green construction methods can be integrated into buildings at any stage, from design and construction to renovation and deconstruction. However, the most significant benefits can be obtained if the design and construction team takes an integrated approach from the earliest stages of a building project. Potential benefits of green building can include:

Environmental benefits

Enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems
Improve air and water quality
Reduce waste streams
Conserve and restore natural resources

Economic benefits

Reduce operating costs
Create, expand, and shape markets for green product and services
Improve occupant productivity
Optimize life-cycle economic performance

Social benefits

Enhance occupant comfort and health
Heighten aesthetic qualities
Minimize strain on local infrastructure
Improve overall quality of life


 

 Noelle Monferdini

Tucker City Council District 2, Post 2