Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul has said changing the spelling of the roads reflects where the U.S. is today in the national conversation on race.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Sandy Springs City Council has given staff the go-ahead to apply for a “smart communities” grant of up to $100,000 to fund a pilot transit efficiency project.
Sandy Springs is inviting the public to two “virtual kickoff meetings” later this month to gather community input for an update of the city’s Transportation Master Plan.
“We need to hear from minority residents,” Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul said. “We have to begin the process of trying to eradicate racism from our community.”
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.
Sandy Springs Police advised residents through Facebook and Twitter, Saturday, to stay home due to a group of protesters gathering in the city.