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Eva C. Galambos Files on the City of Sandy Springs

Eva C. Galambos Files on the City of Sandy Springs

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eva C. Galambos Files on the City of Sandy Springs
Creator: Galambos, Eva Cohn.
Inclusive Dates: 1974-2007
Language: English
Extent: 8 box(es) (8 linear feet, 8 megabytes, and 4 audiovisual items)
Collection Number: RBRL/219/ECG
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Eva C. Galambos Files on the City of Sandy Springs document the history and eventual incorporation of the City of Sandy Springs in 2005. Debate over the incorporation began in the 1970s when the city of Atlanta attempted to use a state law to force annexation of Sandy Springs. In response, the Committee for Sandy Springs was formed in 1975. Eva Galambos was president of Committee for Sandy Springs (1975-2005) leading the effort to incorporate Sandy Springs. She is a co-founder and former secretary of Sandy Springs Revitalization; founder of Sandy Springs Clean and Beautiful; chairwoman of services committee for the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods; and founder of Sandy Springs Civic Roundtable. Galambos was elected the first mayor of Sandy Springs in 2005. The files include clippings, correspondence, memoranda, announcements and flyers, meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, subject files, and publications related to the incorporation of Sandy Springs.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Eva C. Galambos

Brief biography, as provided by the City of Sandy Springs (http://www.sandyspringsga.org/tPanel.aspx?P=EC3486BAFBEE4DA2B4667C27B63D0BCF):

Mayor Eva Galambos has lived in Sandy Springs for almost five decades. She is a retired economist specializing in urban finance and labor economics. She has also served as an arbitrator resolving disputes between labor and management.

She was president of Committee for Sandy Springs from 1975-2005 leading the effort to incorporate Sandy Springs. She is a co-founder and former secretary of Sandy Springs Revitalization; founder of Sandy Springs Clean and Beautiful; chairwoman of services committee for the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods; former chairwoman of the Fulton County Public Housing Authority and founder of Sandy Springs Civic Roundtable.

Ms. Galambos has a Ph.D. in economics from the Georgia State University, holds a masters degree in labor and industrial relation from the University of Illinois and a bachelor in business administration from the University of Georgia.

She is married, has three adult children, six grandchildren and resides in the Bentwater neighborhood of Sandy Springs. In her spare time Ms. Galambos and her husband enjoy spending time with the family, hiking and gardening.

City of Sandy Springs

Excerpted from the City of Sandy Springs web site (http://www.sandyspringsga.org/)

In 1851 Wilson Spruill donated five acres (two hectares) of land for the founding of the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church, near the sandy spring for which the city is named. In 1905 the Hammond School was built at Johnson Ferry Road and Mt. Vernon Highway, across the street from the church.

After World War II, Sandy Springs experienced a housing boom, bringing new residents and major land development. In the 1960s and 1970s, Georgia 400 and Interstate 285 connected Sandy Springs to metro Atlanta.

Debate over incorporation began in the 1970s when the city of Atlanta attempted to use a state law to force annexation of Sandy Springs. The attempt failed when the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the law was unconstitutional. In response, the Committee for Sandy Springs was formed in 1975. In every legislative session since 1989, state legislators representing the area introduced a bill in the Georgia General Assembly to authorize a referendum on incorporation. Legislators representing the city of Atlanta and southwestern Fulton County blocked the bills using the procedural requirement that all local legislation be approved first by a delegation of representatives from the affected area.

In early 2005, the procedural rules previously used to prevent a vote by the full chamber were changed so that the bill was handled as a state bill and not as a local bill. The referendum initiative was approved by the Assembly and signed by Governor Sonny Purdue. The Assembly also repealed the requirement that new cities must be at least three miles from existing cities, because the new city limits border both Roswell and Atlanta.

The referendum was held on June 21, 2005, and residents voted 94% to 6% in favor of incorporation. Many residents expressed displeasure with county services, claiming that the county was redistributing revenues to fund services in less financially-stable areas of the county, ignoring local opposition to rezoning, and allowing excessive development. Many residents of unincorporated and less-developed south Fulton County strongly opposed incorporation, fearing the loss of tax revenues which fund county services.

Mayor Galambos and six city council members were elected in early November 2005, and formal incorporation occurred on December 1. The six city council districts are roughly northwest (along the Chattahoochee River), northeast (north of Dunwoody), southwest, southeast, east (along Georgia 400), and central.

Scope and Content

The Eva C. Galambos Files on the City of Sandy Springs consist of clippings, correspondence, memoranda, announcements and flyers, meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, subject files, and publications. The collection documents the history of the City of Sandy Springs and the various organizations that lobbied, from 1975 to 2005, for its creation. Material from the Committee for Sandy Springs makes up the majority of Series II. Other groups represented are the Citizens for Sandy Springs, Friends of Sandy Springs, Georgia Future Communities Commission, and Northside Woods Neighborhood Association.

Organization and Arrangement

The files are divided into two series: I. Clippings, arranged chronologically; and II. City of Sandy Springs Files. Audiovisual items are at the end of Series II.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Financial information has been restricted.

Series II. City of Sandy Springs Files contain digital files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.

Preferred Citation

Eva C. Galambos Files on the City of Sandy Springs, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Notes

Oversized materials and audiovisual materials have been separated for preservation purposes. Series II has not been processed beyond the series level, folders are loosely grouped by format or topic.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cities and Towns -- Growth.
City planning.
Committee for Sandy Springs.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Fulton County (Ga.)
Galambos, Eva Cohn.
Georgia Cities Foundation.
Photographs.
Sandy Springs (Ga.)
Urban development.
Women mayors.
Women.

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Reflections on Georgia Politics

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Panke M. Bradley Papers, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Library, Emory University


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

I. Clippings

29 folder(s)
This series consists of photocopies of clippings, arranged chronologically and related to the growth, development, and incorporation of the City of Sandy Springs and the activities of the Committee for Sandy Springs. Topics include taxation, zoning, housing, education and schools, and transportation (I-85, I-285, and MARTA). Each folder has an index of the clippings therein.
boxfolder
I.11Clippings, 1976
I.12Clippings, 1977
I.13Clippings, 1978
I.14Clippings, 1979
I.15Clippings, 1988
I.16Clippings, 1989
I.17Clippings, 1990
I.18Clippings (folder 1 of 2), 1991
I.19Clippings (folder 2 of 2), 1991
I.110Clippings, 1992
I.111Clippings, 1993
I.112Clippings, 1994
I.113Clippings, 1995
I.114Clippings, 1996
I.115Clippings, 1997
I.116Clippings, 1998
I.117Clippings, 1999
I.118Clippings, 2000
I.119Clippings, 2001
I.120Clippings, 2002
I.121Clippings, 2003
I.122Clippings, 2004
I.123Clippings, 2005
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I.21Clippings, 2005
I.22Clippings (folder 1 of 3), 2005
I.23Clippings (folder 2 of 3), 2005
I.24Clippings (folder 3 of 3), 2005
I.25Clippings (folder 1 of 2), 2005, 2007
I.26Clippings (folder 2 of 2), 2005, 2007
 

II. City of Sandy Springs Files

This series consists of correspondence, memoranda, announcements and flyers, meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, subject files, photographs, and publications. The files document the incorporation and activities of the Committee for Sandy Springs, Friends of Sandy Springs, Citizens for Sandy Springs, Georgia Future Communities Commission, and Northside Woods Neighborhood Association. Other topics include research files related to the consolidation of local governments, budget files, and materials related to the case Tiberio/Galambos vs. the State of Georgia. The Tiberio/Galambos vs. the State of Georgia deals with the "one person, one vote" requirement of the Equal Protection Clause as it pertains to local politics in Georgia (specifically in Fulton County). This series has not been arranged, folders are loosely grouped by format or topic. Audiovisual material and have been separated for preservation.
This series contains digital files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.
This series contains audiovisual items. Reference copies of the audiovisual recordings are available upon request. Research requests will be filled as soon as possible and will be dependent upon the condition of the recordings.
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I.27[Writings by Eva Galambos]
I.28[Research material]
I.29[Research material]
I.210Georgia Future Communities Commission, 1991, 1996-1997
I.211Survey of Sandy Springs Registered Voters, 1998
I.212Survey of City of Atlanta Registered Voters, 2002
I.213Georgia Voting Trends and the 1998 Election, 1999 February
I.214Citizens for Sandy Springs roast of Tom Lowe, 2000
I.215[Citizens for Sandy Springs vs. Fulton County, 1985-1998]
I.216Northside Woods Neighborhood Association
I.217Northside Woods Neighborhood Association
I.218Tiberio/Galambos vs. State of Georgia
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II.31Tiberio/Galambos vs. State of Georgia
II.32Tiberio Dejulio and Eva Galambos vs. State of Georgia (folder 1 of 2), 2000-2001
II.33Tiberio Dejulio and Eva Galambos vs. State of Georgia (folder 2 of 2), 2000-2001
II.34Sandy Springs' old budget data file, 1980-1989
II.35[Budget data file, 1980-1993]
II.36[Budgets, 1993-2001]
II.37Budget data, [1990s]
II.38[Budgets, 2000-2005]
II.39[Budgets, 2002-2004]
II.310[Articles of incorporation/ Board members of Sandy Springs Committee]
II.311[Miscellaneous Committee for Sandy Springs]
II.312[Flyers, announcements, and correspondence]
II.313[Miscellaneous Committee for Sandy Springs]
II.314Committee for Sandy Springs
II.315[Committee for Sandy Springs correspondence and announcements]
II.316[Committee for Sandy Springs flyers]
II.317[Committee for Sandy Springs, 1974-1981]
II.318[Committee for Sandy Springs/Citizens for Sandy Springs, 1988-1991]
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II.41Legal, 1978, 1988-1999
II.42Correspondence, 1989-1990
II.43Correspondence, 1990-2001
II.44[Correspondence related to I-285 and taxes, 1991-1997]
II.45[Lobbying for Sandy Springs, 1993-1997]
II.46Committee for Sandy Springs, 1994-2001
II.47[Committee for Sandy Springs, 1995]
II.48[Committee for Sandy Springs, 1995-2006]
II.49[Committee for Sandy Springs, 1996-1998]
II.410Committee for Sandy Springs, 1997-2001
II.411[Sandy Springs Committee correspondence, 1998]
II.412[Sandy Springs Committee correspondence, 1999]
II.413Fulton delegation study committee, 1999
II.414Legislative session, 1999
II.415[Sandy Springs Committee correspondence, 2000-2001]
II.416City of Sandy Springs financial campaign, 2001
II.417Committee correspondence, 2002
II.418[Sandy Springs Committee correspondence, 2002-2003]
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II.51[Sandy Springs Committee correspondence, 2004]
II.52[Sandy Springs Committee correspondence and minutes, 2005]
II.53Sandy Springs Founders' Dinner, 2005
II.54A - Civil Action file to enforce 14th amendment
II.55B - Preliminary draft, Evaluation of Finances of Blue Ribbon Commission, 1995
II.56C - Civil Action, 14th amendment voting rights act of '65
II.57D - Fiscal Impact Analysis, North Fulton, Vol. 1
II.58Fiscal Impact Analysis, North Fulton, Vol. 2
II.59E - Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
II.510F - U.S. District Court Plaintiffs motion for civil action
II.511G - names and addresses
II.512H - maps
II.513I - Press releases
II.514J - Fundraising [restricted]
II.515K - 1998 Quest on City of Sandy Springs
II.516L - Complaint: Tiberio/Galmabos plantiffs
II.517Legislation (folder 1 of 2)
II.518Legislation (folder 2 of 2)
II.519Photographs, Sandy Springs "to show how bad things were", circa 1994. (24 (4x6") color, 35mm)
II.520Photographs, Fulton delegation portraits (13 (5x7") b/w)
boxfolder
II.61[Commemorative binder including Committee for Sandy Springs records and clippings related to the incorporation of Sandy Springs, 1997-2005]
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II.71Sandy Springs Plan, 1968 March
box
II.8Petition for Sandy Springs [artifact, rolled paper containing thousands of signatures] (11" diameter)
electronic_records
ER 1[Minutes and Attendance] [digital files], 2000
electronic_records
ER 2[Minutes and Attendance] [digital files], 2001
electronic_records
ER 3[Minutes and Attendance] [digital files], 2002
electronic_records
ER 4Negotiations [digital files], 2002
electronic_records
ER 5[Minutes and Attendance] [digital files], 2003
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UC RBRL219ECG-CD_0001The Committee for Sandy Springs, Inc., www.sandysprings.net, Who Will Answer the Phone?, 2001 December ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC RBRL219ECG-CD_0003Excerpts from John Lewis Speech, 2003 November 18 ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC RBRL219ECG-CD_0002Salem Media of Georgia, Inc., WNIV - WGKA - 104.7 the Fish, Community Perspective - Guest: Eva Galambos, President of Committee for Sandy Springs, 2005 May 22 ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC RBRL219ECG-DVD_0004Congressman John Lewis Speaking at Annual Meeting of Committee for Sandy Springs, 2003 November 3 ( 1 moving_image(s) )