▲It took thirty years to incorporate Sandy Springs.
Mayor: Rusty Paul (First term – elected in 2013)
Tax rate cap: 4.731 mills
Current tax rate: 4.731 mills
About Sandy Springs: Community leaders led a 30-year fight before securing enough legislative support to incorporate from Fulton County. Under the leadership of its founding Mayor Eva Galambos, the city established a benchmark for privatization of municipal services as a means of saving costs. It also laid the groundwork and has served as a model for other communities to break away from county rule.