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Sandy Springs budget talks heat up
by Bobby Tedder
May 01, 2013 02:00 PM | 1482 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The slow economic recovery continues to be a drag on Sandy Springs, city officials revealed Tuesday during another round of preliminary budget talks for fiscal 2014, which ends June 30.

Case-in-point: Due to the slow growth in the housing market, property taxes are anticipated to be lower than the current fiscal year’s collections.

“We had a lot of appeals [to property values] with Fulton County, so we are trying to project as conservatively as possible,” said Karen Ellis, the city’s finance director.

The tax digest will be made available next week, she said.

Ellis was among several department heads to appear before the Sandy Springs City Council Tuesday at City Hall as part of the first in a series of workshops to hammer out the upcoming budget.

Officials anticipate holding a final hearing and adopting the city’s fiscal 2014 budget June 18.

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