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Public Facilities Authority

In 2006 the Georgia General Assembly created the City of Sandy Springs Public Facilities Authority (“Authority”).  The purpose of this Authority is to create a governmental entity by which a municipality can, through contractual relationships, lease space for terms over one year, by using the Authority to serve as a financing and ownership partner for major city developments, such as “City Springs”.

Although the City is limited by the Georgia Constitution in its ability to contractually commit to the expenditure of public funds beyond one year, the state constitution does grant the City the right to enter into contractual obligations with other governmental bodies for the performance of governmental services.  Through such contracts the City can make enforceable financial commitments for up to forty (40) years.

Thus, the Authority serves as a partner with the City, whereby the City can agree to pay rent to the Authority for the use of public facilities i.e. City Hall building, City Springs Park, parking garage and a performing arts center.  The Authority is then able to use the contractual pledge of the future rent payments to raise capital, through the issuance of bonds, which capital is then used for the acquisition, design and construction of public facilities.  This arrangement also keeps the ownership of these facilities within public entities.

The Sandy Springs City Council Members serve as members of the Public Facilities Authority. 

You can find additional information including meeting dates and agendas on the Public Meetings  page. 

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City Event

Sandy Springs Farmers Market

Saturday, April 17
The Sandy Springs Farmers Market opened April 17 and will run through November 20, 2021. Each week, a unique selection of vendors set up shop providing an open-air opportunity to purchase fresh produce and artisan foods.
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Community Event

Pickleball Open House and Workshops

Saturday, July 24
Want to get in on the country's fastest growing sport? Learn more at the Pickleball Open House at the Sandy Springs Tennis Center on July 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to noon. Still interested? Register for one of the workshops that week.
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Recreational Program

Dragonflies and Butterflies

Sunday, July 25
Learn more about these beautiful insects as we study butterflies and dragonflies at this Wild Explorers program. After wandering through to look at the summer blooms, participants will make a craft to take home.
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