To the editor:

I have been bombarded with three questions: One about the bridge; two, the historic battle; and, three, the clear-cutting of the trees to widen a road that serves Cobb residents.

I can not believe Sandy Springs let them do that. Where is my city government? Are they living in Cobb? Are we set up to just be the gateway to Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cobb?

This is my city. I want it back. I am tired of everyone just passing through.

I understand a state highway, but I don’t understand city streets with more traffic a day than residents. It is time to take the city back … take care of the residents here. Georgia 400 and Roswell Road are highways; but the others, like Riverside Drive are a drive—no trucks and not a freeway to Cobb. Same with Abernathy. That is a bad deal.

Since the rules of Sandy Springs are I can’t announce and register that I am running for mayor until the first of September, see how unfairly the law favors the incumbent. Check out the fundraiser for Eva (Mayor Galambos) July 16 at the Tasting Room.

Bob Brown

(Editor’s note: Mr. Brown is an announced candidate for mayor of Sandy Springs in the November election. All candidates are permitted to form registered fund-raising committees at any point prior to the election. However, the official qualifying dates for office, which are set by the state of Georgia, are Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. Apparently Mr. Brown was unaware of the different procedures.)