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Sandy Springs to contribute $5M to Ga. 400 bridge projects

June 22, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Sandy Springs City Council has approved an agreement with the state that will ensure bicycle and pedestrian elements for three new bridges across Ga. 400, at a cost of more than $5 million to the city.

Change in street name for Lake Forrest Drive moves forward

June 19, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sandy Springs will schedule public hearings for residents to comment on plans to tweak the spelling of two streets believed to be named after a founder of the Ku Klux Klan. The city also formally encouraged the Georgia General Assembly to approve hate-crimes legislation. Mayor Rusty Paul said the two gestures reflect where the U.S. is in its history.

Sandy Springs wins $36K grant for COVID-19 supplies

June 18, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sandy Springs has been awarded a $36,695 federal grant to purchase personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to safeguard public safety personnel from the COVID-19 virus.

Sandy Springs redevelopment survey has a twist to engage respondents

June 16, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An interactive survey on redevelopment in Sandy Springs comes with a twist that is similar to an online dating site. The questionnaire by TSW planning firm uses language found in personals ads and has pop-up photographs of a completed mixed-use project that would be located on Roswell Road between Dalrymple Road and Roberts Drive.

‘Tough times’ for police officers, says Sandy Springs chief

June 4, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sandy Springs Police Chief Ken DeSimone, at a City Council meeting Tuesday, said a police officer’s wife had him park his patrol car in the garage instead of the driveway as usual because she didn’t feel safe with a police vehicle in plain view.

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