It’s been a while since Karen Handel was in the news, but she is there today. She is taking charge of cutting Fulton County costs now that it will lose revenue due to Sandy Springs’ incorporation.
Fulton County would balance $70 million lost to Sandy Springs by closing fire stations, firing parks workers and cutting back on several building projects, under a budget released Tuesday by Fulton Commission Chairwoman Karen Handel.
Handel said her $663.8 million budget recognizes the massive change ahead for Fulton as cities take over many services now run by the county. The new city of Sandy Springs will open for business Thursday, and other new cities may swallow all of unincorporated Fulton by next year.
No doubt she will be attacked, but she is in a difficult position and appears to be taking the best course of action.