Budget items under $4 million include matching grants, city council, city clerk, contingency, city attorney, city manager, facilities management, emergency services, communications, municipal court, information technology, retirement of fire service debt, finance, general services, recreation and community development.

On June 19, the Sandy Springs City Council approved the city’s Fiscal 2013 general fund budget. The $90 million in general fund expenditures is a 17.6 percent increase from the Fiscal Year 2012 budget.The city will spend an expected $11.2 million surplus on building projects, a list that includes $5 million for a new city hall and $4 million to spend on downtown infrastructure.

The city is currently in the process of drawing up its downtown master plan, which it expects to adopt this fall. The largest expense in the general fund is the $31.5 million the city plans to spend on police and fire services.

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com