During a special called meeting on Friday, Sandy Springs City Council approved an agreement that will help determine its share of Fulton County’s Local Option Sales tax.

City Attorney Wendell Willard told the council that since they last spoke about the agreement, the city of College Park backed out of the agreement and had been replaced by the city of Fairburn.

Willard explained that in order for the agreement to be valid, it must be approved by all the parties involved. Otherwise, the issue would be determined by a judge, he said.

If the agreement takes effect, Sandy Springs share of the sales tax money will be 9.5 percent.

“It keeps our revenue steady, meaning that we’re still getting as much revenue and a little bit more than we currently are receiving,” Willard said.

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