The city of Sandy Springs launched a new website Sept. 8 that is dedicated to its planning for the next decade.

The website,, will provide information on the city and the planning process, which the 10-year-old city is calling The Next Ten. The planning team also will host online sessions to give the community opportunities to give feedback on specific topics and share thoughts as the planning progresses. the city said in a press release.

Community thought will also be gauged through regularly rotating poll questions. Meeting notices will also be posted on the website’s calendar.

“A community effort created the city of Sandy Springs, and a community effort is needed as we plan our next 10 years. Sandy Springs began as a suburban outpost.  We are now a business center, alongside a great collection of neighborhoods. As we build upon what’s great and improve on what is weak, we plan to use all the tools at our disposal to bring the community into the conversation,” Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul said in a press release.

The city’s consultant, Rhodeside and Harwell, began meeting with groups in August and will continue those meetings into September.  The team will take part in the Sept.19-20 Sandy Springs Festival, with activities that include interactive polling questions regarding the city, with the feedback later posted on the website.

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