City Council will hold a hearing about the city’s denial of permit applications for the recent Artsapalooza event.

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the arts enthusiasts behind the festival, wanted to hold it along Sandy Springs Circle, but the city moved the event farther away, saying Artsapalooza would create traffic problems for local businesses.

Artsapalooza took place on April 20 and 21, but Randall Fox with the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces said the city improperly denied his two applications to hold the event on Sandy Springs Circle.

The “quasi-judicial” proceeding will take place during City Council’s regular meeting, at 6 p.m. May 7. Council members will be the judges, listening to witness testimony and considering evidence in an appeal of the city’s denial of Fox’s permit applications for the event. The city attorney will present the city’s case during the hearing.

The event was held in conjunction with the annual ArtSSpring event. In prior years, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces has partnered with the Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge.

Prior to the City Council meeting, there will be a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, beginning at 4 p.m.

Both meetings will take place at Sandy Springs City Hall, located at 7840 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350.

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