Mayor Van Johnson has committed to an open process, including public involvement, in the city manager hiring process.
Mayor Van Johnson and former Mayor Otis Johnson announced on July 23 the formation of the Racial Equity and Leadership (REAL) Savannah task force.
Tybee Island will close the water to swimmers Sunday and Monday as conditions dictate, according to a press release from the city of Tybee Island. On Thursday, Tybee Island Mayor Shirley Sessions said ‘dangerous surf and beach erosion is likely’ as Tropical Storm Isaias travels up the coast.
Despite pushes from the Savannah City Council, the mayor and local state representatives in 2017 and 2018, the Georgia legislature has declined to allow a name change for the bridge.
The city of Savannah’s warnings about issuing citations for not wearing masks so far have been just that -- ominous threats that were either embraced or ignored, depending on the individual.
Chatham County commissioners approved a $67 million bond transaction to construct a new courthouse annex in downtown Savannah during their meeting Friday, while announcing that the county received a credit-rating upgrade as the deal was brokered.
When Savannah became the first city in Georgia in June to enact a mask mandate — and threaten a $500 fine to violators — Mayor Van Johnson framed it as a way to urge residents and visitors to trust public health experts. Savannah police were required to offer violators face coverings and deliver warnings before they could write a ticket.
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing damage not only to the health of people locally and worldwide, but also to the pocketbooks of residents and the city of Savannah.
The City of Savannah, as part of their partnership with the State of New York and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, opened additional COVID-19 testing sites on Wednesday.
Savannah’s City Council will be asked to stand against discrimination by passing a major amendment to the city’s discrimination ordinance during Thursday’s council meeting.