September 14, 2021
At his annual State of the City address, Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul focused on public safety, protecting the City’s neighborhoods, and community engagement.
At a time when cities nationwide are experiencing higher levels of crime and violence, Paul highlighted the great work done by the City’s police and fire departments.
“We owe our first responders a tremendous debt of gratitude,” Paul said. “The Sandy Springs police and fire departments keep us safe and protected at a time when it’s harder than ever to do so. Their professionalism and commitment to the City is second to none.”
Paul also reiterated the City’s commitment to protecting neighborhoods throughout Sandy Springs.
“It’s essential that we protect the neighborhoods of Sandy Springs,” Paul said. “They are a key part of our history. When someone buys a home in Sandy Springs, they should feel confident the City won’t alter the character of that neighborhood through zoning or other measures.”
Lastly, Paul asked Sandy Springs residents to redouble their support of non-profit organizations, volunteerism and community building.
“We can’t lose our sense of community engagement in Sandy Springs,” Paul said. “Our non-profit and non-governmental organizations provide essential services to our City, and in turn, need our support. The same sense of community that led to the very creation of Sandy Springs is also what has kept us from periods of decline that has impacted so many other cities around the country. We can’t lose sight of that.”