Inside Voter’s guide
Sandy Springs Reporter
Oct. 4 — Oct. 17, 2013 • VOL. 7 — NO. 20
Got you in my sight Who’s who running for mayor, City Council CommuNitY 2-4
Slim shady City Council needs to rework Tree Ordinance CommeNtaRY 6
Life changing Residents become U.S. citizens at river ceremony aRouNd toWN 7
Hello again Two local pastors return to take the pulpit FaitH 8-9
PHOTOS BY PHIL MOSIER
above, Kate Brosnan, 7, gets a bead on a feathered friend at the morgan Falls Bird Walk event at overlook park on Sept. 21. Right, Shantaram Bharadwaj, back, with twin sons, Shlok, left, and Sachit, take a close look as well. Sponsored and led by the atlanta audubon Society, the outting gave attendees the chance to view migratory and local birds during peak migration season. another photo on page 15.
Review ﬁnds fewer voter registration issues
‘Neighborhood Friendly’ rating draws ire
BY DAN WHISENHUNT
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BY DAN WHISENHUNT
Sandy Springs officials say they’ve checked the numbers again and there aren’t as many problems with the list of registered voters as they first thought. City Manager John McDonough updated City Council about the city’s latest count of discrepancies found in the current list during council’s Oct. 1 meeting. At the first City Council meeting in September, an analyst told council members he’d found nearly 5,000 problems with the county’s list of registered voters in the city. Problems included voters liv-
The Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods this month rated members of the current City Council on whether their votes are “friendly” to neighborhood interests, but some council members say the list is unfair. According to the SSCN, only 31 percent of votes cast on 10 controversial zoning decisions during this City Council’s term were considered “Neighborhood Friendly.” SSCN is an advocacy group that lobbies City Council on neighborhood issues. SSCN produced a similar ranking after the first term of the first
See ReVieW, page 19
See ‘NeigHBoRHood FRieNdLY’, page 5
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