Mayor responds to billboard complaints

Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos issued a letter Friday explaining to curious residents how a billboard came to be installed at Abernathy and Roswell roads. The mayor said the sign is one of eight the city is allowing to comply with a Superior Court ruling last year. The court said the sign companies, who had applied for permits with the county before the city was incorporated in 2005, were entitled to due consideration.

Galambos said the city negotiated to reduce the number of signs from 23 to eight. The agreement defines the size and type of the structures for the signs and includes the use of LED facing of the signs.

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