Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul recently delivered his sixth annual State of the City address to members of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber, guests, city leaders and elected officials. Paul, who is in his second term, outlined three challenges the city is addressing: better reliability of water, which is provided by Atlanta’s and Fulton County’s aging water system; the revitalization potential of the city’s north end; and traffic congestion. While he said the proposed east-west express lanes on the I-285 northern arc would help with mobility, he added, “we need a real transit network to move people” so Sandy Springs can continue to attract new businesses and workers.
To learn more about the city’s plans for economic development and quality-of-life initiatives – along with plans in the Perimeter area cities of Dunwoody and Brookhaven – check out “New Identity” in this month’s issue.
Photo of Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul by Valencia Productions.