Communication would go long way

To the editor:

Eva and the City Council: We, the residents of your city, were introduced to the wonderful plans of the Abernathy Linear Park. Those plans gave us a lot to look forward to and to be proud of as a newly established city.

Since then, there has been nothing but the leveling of irreplaceable trees that shaded our streets and parks. In fact, trees have been cut that do not even seem to be in the vicinity of the planned construction (e.g. on River Valley Road, high onto the hill). A little communication would go a long way to ease the growing concern that more bad than good is to come, and to bolster the perception that you have the interests of our city’s residents in the forefront of your minds.

Adrian Penka

Saddened by loss of trees

To the editor:

Kudos to Lee Baker for the absolutely perfect letter admonishing our City Council and mayor for the terrible devastation that has taken place in our once lovely heart of northwest Sandy Springs! My husband and I cringe every time we leave our home to drive down Johnson Ferry Road and Abernathy and see what has happened to the beautiful trees, lovely homes and gorgeous scenery we once had. How was this allowed to happen? It saddens us that so many have lost their homes and so many of us don’t even recognize our neighborhood anymore!

Eileen Silverman

Our zip code gets overlooked

To the editor:

A little known fact is those of us who live in Sandy Springs in the 30327 zip code are many times neglected as shown in your article (“A secret business capital, Page 14, Aug. 21, Sandy Springs Reporter).Granted we may not have top public companies here but we are Sandy Springs! (West of Lake Forrest, south of the perimeter to the River and City limits)

Not only do most consider this zip a Buckhead address, but also we are often taxed based on our zip code either at stores or on mail order items which means paying an EXTRA 1 percent.

Somehow I wish someone could straighten the entire matter out.

Audrey Lindeman