Press Releases

Planning Commission Wants Community Input

For Immediate Release | 2/14/2008

The City of Sandy Springs Planning Commission has recently added to its monthly agenda the opportunity for public comment.

“The goal is to better address planning and development issues by listening to the concerns of the community we represent and to whom we ...

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Councilmember Doug MacGinnitie to Hold First Town Hall Meeting

For Immediate Release | 1/31/2008

Sandy Springs District 1 Councilman Doug MacGinnitie will hold his first Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, February 24th at 4:30 p.m. This meeting will be a general forum during which several issues will be discussed including the City’s current financial performance, comp...

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City to Kick Off New Public Open House Format Meeting

For Immediate Release | 1/22/2008

The City of Sandy Springs will kick off a monthly series of public open house meetings on Feb. 11. The first meeting will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. at Sandy Springs City Hall, and attendees are encouraged to stop in at the time that is most convenient within the scheduled...

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City Names Humanitarian Award Recipient at Martin Luther King, Jr. Event

For Immediate Release | 1/15/2008

Sandy Springs resident, Randi Passoff, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Humanitarian Award. This is the second time the City has given the award that embodies the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recognizes an individual for his or her humanitarian contribut...

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Noah J. Reiter Joins City of Sandy Springs as Assistant City Manager

For Immediate Release | 1/2/2008

Effective today, Noah J. Reiter has joined the City of Sandy Springs staff as Assistant City Manager. Prior to coming to Sandy Springs, Mr. Reiter served as Emergency Medical Services Director for Grady Health System in Atlanta. Before his appointment with Grady, Reiter was...

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Sandy Springs Earns Status as Qualified Local Government (QLG)

For Immediate Release | 1/2/2008

The City of Sandy Springs has earned the status of a Qualified Local Government (QLG) from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Official QLG status is the result of City’s adoption of its comprehensive plan, which was officially adopted in November. QLG ...

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City Exceeds Annual CPR/AED Training Goal

For Immediate Release | 12/14/2007

As their first year anniversary approaches, the City of Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department has another reason to celebrate. When the department was launched on December 29 2006, it established a goal of training 1,000 community members in CPR and the use of automated exte...

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City of Sandy Springs Answers its 100,000th Call At Citizen Response Center (CRC)

For Immediate Release | 12/7/2007

The City of Sandy Springs’ Citizen Response Center has answered the call, more than 100,000 of them, that is. From January 1, 2007 to August 31, 2007, the “Call Center” answered 104,328 calls averaging 567 calls per day. Currently, six agents work in the S...

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Sandy Springs Wins One of Eight Crown City Awards in Nation

For Immediate Release | 11/19/2007

The City of Sandy Springs was awarded one of eight “American City & County’s” 2007 Crown Community Awards for the start up of the Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department. Launched in December 2006, the department was started in just under six months.

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Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department Turns One

For Immediate Release | 11/19/2007

The City of Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department is turning one, and what better way than to celebrate its successes than to have a party? On Saturday, December 15, 2007, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., at Fire Station 2 (the corner of Johnson Ferry and Sandy Springs Circle), the Mayo...

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City to Hold Two Transportation Public Meetings Oct. 29

For Immediate Release | 10/18/2007

The City of Sandy Springs invites interested parties to two informational meetings on transportation projects planned for Monday, October 29.

The Sandy Springs Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Holy Spir...

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Batallion Chiefs Manuel “Manny” Trujillo and James Curry Named Chief Fire Officers

For Immediate Release | 10/15/2007

Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Battalion Chiefs Manuel “Manny” Trujillo and James Curry have been named Chief Fire Officers by the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. A Chief Fire Officer is an individual who has demonstrated his or her skills and abilities req...

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Sandy Springs Police Officers Aid in Tracking of Rifles Found at Epstein School

For Immediate Release | 10/15/2007

On Sunday, October 14, a resident reported finding two unloaded rifles lying between two bushes outside the school gates at the Epstein School located at 335 Colewood Way, NW, Sandy Springs. The City of Sandy Springs Police Department responded by notifying school authoriti...

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Surveying Work Underway in City Capital Improvement Project Areas

For Immediate Release | 10/12/2007

Engineering and surveying consultants working for the City of Sandy Springs have initiated surveying and field investigation activities for three City capital improvement projects. These projects are transportation improvement projects that are slated to take place on:

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Public Fact-Finding Meeting on Johnson Ferry Road/Glenridge Drive Improvement Project Set for Nov. 5

For Immediate Release | 10/12/2007

On Monday, Nov. 5, the City of Sandy Springs will hold a public “fact-finding” meeting to discuss potential transportation improvements for the corridor along Johnson Ferry Road between Abernathy Road and Glenridge Drive and continuing south on Glenridge Drive t...

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