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Present at the city’s creation, Porter reflects on how things turned out

Present at the city’s creation, Porter reflects on how things turned out

By Joe Earle joeearle@reporternewspapers.net There were times, Oliver Porter admits now, when it seemed the city of Sandy Springs wouldn’t really work. “There were some things that blindsided me,” Porter…

What lies ahead: More people, pedestrians, parks and progress

What lies ahead: More people, pedestrians, parks and progress

By Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos I have covered the progress of our great city during the past five years in the inserted newsletter that comes with this edition of…

Sandy Springs at Five – City Timeline

Sandy Springs at Five – City Timeline

In businesslike city, taxes pay for improvements, not for payroll

In businesslike city, taxes pay for improvements, not for payroll

By Sandy Springs City Councilwoman Ashley Jenkins I sent an e-mail out the other day asking, “Does the whole city feel like it is under construction?” In the body of…

Five years of accomplishments produce better quality of life

Five years of accomplishments produce better quality of life

By Sandy Springs City Councilwoman Karen Meinzen McEnerny Our 99,771 city residents can be proud of their city’s highly efficient service delivery through privatization of government services. The Reason Foundation…

Plans, dreams, hopes create a proven model for other cities

Plans, dreams, hopes create a proven model for other cities

By Sandy Springs City Councilman Tibby DeJulio Sandy Springs, a dream of more than 20 years, became a reality on Dec. 1, 2005. Since 1987, working with Eva [Galambos], we…

Downtown redevelopment demands an upscale way of thinking

Downtown redevelopment demands an upscale way of thinking

By Rusty Paul We told you so! That’s the obvious and human response to those critics who, over 35 years of opposition, argued that the city of Sandy Springs wouldn’t…

From public safety to recreation, progress visible everywhere

From public safety to recreation, progress visible everywhere

By Sandy Springs City Councilwoman Diane Fries It is hard for me to believe that it has been five years since cityhood was established, and what a wonderful city it…

Colorful turtles take to the streets and a new city symbol is born

Colorful turtles take to the streets and a new city symbol is born

By Joe Earle joeearle@reporternewspapers.net They could have been salamanders. That was Jan Collins’ first idea. After all, she had seen salamanders living in the springs that gave Sandy Springs its…

Pins provide a tangible record of city’s successes

Pins provide a tangible record of city’s successes

During its first five years, the city of Sandy Springs has marked great moments and major achievements with the release of commemorative pins. The small, shiny metal souvenirs have noted…