The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm), the 911 call center for the cities of Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Dunwoody, and Brookhaven, is located in Sandy Springs, but its backup center is about 12 miles away in Alpharetta.
While most residents would agree that St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s decision to purchase the Highpoint Episcopal Community Church property in Sandy Springs so it could move its preschool/daycare there was the right one, it didn’t come without some limitations.
When it comes to renewing Fulton County’s 1% transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax (TSPLOST) when it ends in March 2022, the Sandy Springs City Council’s members are in agreement: it should go before voters via a referendum in 2021 instead of a year later and without the transit/MARTA component included.
Before Fulton County’s 1% transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax (TSPLOST) ends in March 2022, its leaders will have two decisions to make: when to put its voter referendum for renewal on the ballot and whether or not the levy’s transit/MARTA component will be included this time.
The city of Sandy Springs has announced its public hearings for zoning cases, which have been mostly on hold since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, will resume later this month via a hybrid model.
Now is the time to act when it comes to redeveloping Sandy Springs’ north end, one consultant said.
The Sandy Springs Police Department plans to hire a social worker or similar expert who has the training to deescalate situations involving people experiencing a mental health crisis. It’s one of several safety measures department leadership has discussed recently.
The entire Sandy Springs police force including captains, the deputy chief and chief will soon be equipped with body cameras.
The second annual Sparkle Sandy Springs Holiday Parade will take place with a twist this year. Instead of a traditional parade, spectators will drive through the City Springs neighborhood to see holiday floats, ornaments, live music and perhaps city officials dressed as Santa’s helpers.
The city of Sandy Springs is returning to its practice of online-only meetings starting in December, citing a rise in COVID-19 cases.