CITY OF SANDY SPRINGS ISSUES STATE OF EMERGENCY
During its March 17, 2020 meeting, the City of Sandy Springs City Council approved an ordinance declaring a State of Emergency exists as part of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 Global Pandemic.
The Ordinance provides provisions governing operations of the City during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
- Operation of essential services including, but not limited to, those related to public safety and health, shall continue during the Pandemic;
- All public hearings or meetings of City-affiliated boards, committees, and commissions of the City shall be postponed until the Ordinance is repealed or expires; and
- The City Council may conduct public meetings via teleconference while the Ordinance is in effect, without the requirement of having a quorum present in person, so long as notice is provided and simultaneous access is afforded to the public to the teleconference meeting.
“The State of Emergency allows the city to do what we need to do to meet the needs of the community related to this emergency event. If there is an opportunity for reimbursement later on in this process through state or federal reimbursement, we have set procedures in motion to meet those requirements,” said Sandy Springs City Manager Andrea Surratt
The Ordinance is in effect for sixty (60) days. On or before that deadline, the City Council can re-enact or repeal the Ordinance.