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Posted on: December 15, 2017

NEWS RELEASE--Confederate Memorial Task Force Reviewing 5,000 Responses

NEWS RELEASE

December 15, 2017

For Immediate Release

 

Confederate Memorial Task Force Reviewing 5,000 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (December 15, 2017)— The City of Savannah’s Confederate Memorial Task Force is working to compl...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

NEWS RELEASE--City Sues Operator of Short-Term Vacation Rentals

 

NEWS RELEASE

December 15, 2017

For Immediate Release

 

City Sues Operator of Short-Term Vacation Rentals

 

SAVANNAH, GA (December 15, 2017)— The City of Savannah has filed suit against Mark Dewitt and his company Ardsley Pa...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

District 2 Alderman Schedules Town Hall Meeting

SAVANNAH, GA (December 13, 2017)— City of Savannah District 2 Alderman Bill Durrence has scheduled a town hall meeting for Wednesday, December 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryan Room at the Savannah Civic Center.   The primary top...Read on...
Posted on: December 14, 2017

City Receives “Green” Grant to Improve Neighborhoods, Create Jobs

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release   SAVANNAH, GA (December 13, 2017)— The City of Savannah is one of six cities to receive a sizeable grant from the Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund (SSCF). The $233,244 grant will be used to co...Read on...
Posted on: December 12, 2017

City crews respond to minor sewage spill

NEWS RELEASE December 12, 2017 For Immediate Release   SAVANNAH, GA (December 12, 2017)— City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill at 12:37 p.m. today, December 12, at 224 West Boundary Street. An estimated 2,520 gallons ...Read on...
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Alderman Van Johnson Appointed To NLC Advisory Board

NEWS RELEASE December 12, 2017 For Immediate Release   SAVANNAH, GA (December 11, 2017)—The National League of Cities' (NLC) new president has appointed City of Savannah Alderman Van Johnson to serve as a Vice Chair of the NLC Advisory ...Read on...
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Public Invited to West Bay Streetscape Meeting

December 12, 2017 For Immediate Release SAVANNAH, GA (December 12, 2017)— The public is invited to attend the final community meeting for West Bay Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Warner Street (east side of the Bay Street vi...Read on...
Posted on: November 20, 2017

City offers free holiday parking

NEWS RELEASE November 20, 2017 For Immediate Release SAVANNAH, GA (November 20, 2017)—Beginning this week, it’s easier than ever to park and shop in downtown Savannah for the holidays. From Thanksgiving till December 22, the first thr...Read on...
Posted on: December 11, 2017

45,000 Sanitation Magnets to be Delivered Next Week

NEWS RELEASE December 11, 2017 For Immediate Release SAVANNAH, GA (December 11, 2017)—City of Savannah residents should be on the lookout next week for the delivery of the 2018 Sanitation Schedule magnets (see attached image). The handy magnets...Read on...
Posted on: December 8, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Council Work Session Tuesday, Dec. 12

PUBLIC NOTICE
December 8, 2017For Immediate Release

SAVANNAH, GA (December 11, 2017) – Notice is hereby given that there will be a Council Work Session on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Media Room, on the second floor of City H...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2017

Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade provides gifts for Georgia Regional patients

MEDIA ADVISORY December 7, 2017 For Immediate Release Mayors from across southeast Georgia joined forces in Savannah to provide a brighter holiday for those in need as part of the 59th annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. Mayors from dozens of ...Read on...
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Watch City Council live today at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Watch today's City Council work session at 10 a.m. and regular meeting at 2 p.m. live at www.savannahga.gov/livestream. The agenda for the regular meeting can be found at www.savannahga.gov/agendasandminutes.Read on...
Posted on: December 5, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Council Work Session Thursday, Dec. 7

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Council Work Session on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Media Room, on the second floor of City Hall, prior to the regular scheduled City Council Meeting at 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. The WO...Read on...
Posted on: December 5, 2017

District 3 Alderman Schedules Town Hall Meeting

December 4, 2017
For Immediate Release

SAVANNAH, GA (December 4, 2017)— City of Savannah District 3 Alderman John Hall has scheduled a town hall meeting for Wednesday, December 13th from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the auditorium of Johnson High School, 3...Read on...

Posted on: November 30, 2017

District 1 Alderman Schedules Two New Town Hall Meetings

City of Savannah District 1 Alderman Van Johnson will hold two follow-up Town Hall meeting to discuss City Council’s budget retreat, proposed fire fee, public safety, the new arena and other matters of interest.  A Town Hall meeting is...Read on...
Posted on: November 29, 2017

District 5 Town Hall Meeting Set for Dec. 5

November 29, 2017
For Immediate Release 
SAVANNAH, GA (November 29, 2017)—City of Savannah District 5 Alderwoman Dr. Estella Shabazz is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, December 5th, 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Tatemville Community Cen...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2017

City of Savannah 2018 Budget Retreat

PUBLIC NOTICE November 21, 2017 For Immediate Release SAVANNAH, GA (November 21, 2017) – Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will hold a 2018 Budget Retreat on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1,...Read on...
Posted on: November 17, 2017

City of Savannah to Host Second Annual Holidays on Broughton

NEWS RELEASE November 17, 2017 For Immediate Release SAVANNAH, Ga. (November 17, 2017) – This holiday season, Savannah is invited to experience the second annual Holidays on Broughton, presented by the City of Savannah, kicking off with a grand...Read on...
Posted on: November 17, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Council Work Session Tuesday, Nov. 21

November 17, 2017 For Immediate Release SAVANNAH, GA (November 17, 2017) – Notice is hereby given that there will be a Council Work Session on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Media Room, on the second floor of City Ha...Read on...
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Holiday Decorations Returning Soon to Downtown

NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate Release
Date: October 26, 2017

Holiday spirit will once again be returning to downtown Savannah, as City Council approved an agreement at today’s regular Council meeting for the installation and lighting of Sav...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2017

City Unveils Plans for New Savannah Police Department

For Immediate Release
Date: October 26, 2017

Today the City of Savannah’s Police Transition Team presented the plans for a new Savannah Police Department (SPD) at a City Council Workshop. The presentation including the unveiling on a new shoulder pat...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Montgomery St. Changing to Two-Way Traffic

For Immediate Release
Date: October 26, 2017

To provide better access to the new Cultural Arts Center, currently under construction at Montgomery and Oglethorpe, City Council approved the conversion of Montgomery Street from one-way to two-way traffic...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2017

City to Stop Street Sweeping on Friday, Saturday Nights

For Immediate Release
Date: October 26, 2017

The City of Savannah Mayor and Alderman approved an amendment today at their regularly scheduled City Council meeting to modify the City’s street sweeping schedule.

Increased parking demand in the downt...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2017

City of Savannah Invites Feedback for the Downtown Streetscape Initiative on West Bay Street

For Immediate Release
Date: October 20, 2017

On Tuesday, October 10, the City of Savannah hosted the second community meeting for the West Bay Streetscape Initiative to share ideas and concepts for West Bay Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulev...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2017

Major Cleanup Helps Edgemere-Sackville Neighborhood Shine

For Immediate Release
Date: October 14, 2017

The City of Savannah held a major cleanup event in its “Savannah Shines” pilot neighborhood today. City staff along with the Edgemere-Sackville neighborhood association, its sponsors, residents, youth, and...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2017

City moving forward after utility billing audit

For Immediate Release
Date: October 12, 2017

The City of Savannah is committed to improving its utility billing collections and rebuilding trust with the community by enhancing customer service. That was the focus of today’s Utility Billing Assessme...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2017

Ardmore residents invited to History Round-up Day

For Immediate Release
Date: October 12, 2017

The City of Savannah invites all current and former residents of Ardmore to take part in an upcoming History Round-up Day to help document and preserve the unique history of this neighborhood. City of Savan...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2017

City to Allow Bars to Serve Alcohol on New Year’s Eve

For Immediate Release
Date: October 10, 2017

This year’s New Year’s Eve celebration will fall on a Sunday in the 2017 calendar year. The City of Savannah will apply State Code Section 3-3-7(r) of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, allowing bars ...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2017

City Unveils $220K United Way Goal

For Immediate Release
Date: October 5, 2017

The City of Savannah kicked-off its United Way campaign this morning in the Rotunda at City Hall. Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach, City Manager Rob Hernandez and dozens of city employees gathered for the unvei...Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2017

City taxes chronically blighted properties

For Immediate Release
Date: October 4, 2017

Owners of 38 blighted properties in Savannah will be receiving higher property tax bills this week, as the City implements the Community Redevelopment Tax Incentive Ordinance. The Ordinance was created under...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2017

City encourages online payment of property taxes

For Immediate Release
Date: October 3, 2017

The City of Savannah would like to remind local property owners about the online payment portal for City property taxes at www.savannahga.gov/propertytax. Property owners can quickly and easily pay the City ...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2017

Savannah Impact Program 7th Annual Slam Dunk Hunger Drive scheduled for Oct. 3

The Savannah Impact Program is gearing up for its 7th Annual Slam Dunk Hunger Basketball Game and Canned Food Drive. During this event, youth participating in Savannah Impact Program’s WorkSource Coastal program and Summer Impact Program will join forces ...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council to Consider Resolution for ‘The Savannah Bridge’

For Immediate Release
Date: September 22, 2017

Next Thursday, Sept. 28th, City Council will vote to adopt a resolution to rename the Talmadge Bridge. Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach is recommending renaming it “The Savannah Bridge”.

If the resolution...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Alderman Van Johnson honored by King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation

Alderman Johnson

For Immediate Release
Date: September 21, 2017

During the 20th Annual King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Inc. Awards Gala on Saturday, September 16, City of Savannah Alderman Van R. Johnson, II was presented with the Reverend James M. Simms Public Servi...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2017

New fare-free shuttle routes to launch September 25

For Immediate Release
Date: September 20, 2017

A new, more convenient system of fare-free dot shuttles will launch in Savannah on September 25, connecting riders with popular destinations throughout downtown and reaching as far as Forsyth Park.

Tw...Read on...

Download the new shuttle map...
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Post-Irma Debris Removal, Trash Collection Plan

For Immediate Release
Date: September 14, 2017

The City of Savannah’s Sanitation Bureau has resumed normal operations. Today crews are back on their regular service routes, picking up residential refuse, yard waste and recycling materials.

On W...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2017

City Council Meeting Continued Until Sept. 28

For Immediate Release
Date: September11, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the September 14, 2017 City Council meeting will be continued until September 28th. This is the result of the impact of Hurricane Irma.

For more information, contact Dyann...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2017

Residents asked to secure trash carts, collection halted

For Immediate Release
Date: September 8, 2017

The City of Savannah is asking residents to secure their sanitation carts for the duration of Hurricane Irma. Doing so will prevent carts and litter from causing property damage, and reduce unsanitary con...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2017

City to close non-emergency services at 2 p.m. today

For Immediate Release
Date: September 7, 2017

All City of Savannah non-emergency customer services will close at 2 p.m. today through Tuesday, Sept. 12, to allow City staff to begin preparing for and recovering from Hurricane Irma. This includes:

•...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2017

City Selected for Digital Library Grant

For Immediate Release
Date: September 5, 2017

The City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives is among nine entities to receive a competitive grant awarded through a new program with the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG).

The digiti...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2017

Public invited to Alcohol Beverages Ordinance meetings

For Immediate Release
Date: September 5, 2017

The next series of public meetings to discuss possible revisions to the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fa...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2017

September episode of City Span now on SGTV

For Immediate Release
Date: September 5, 2017

Savannah Government Television’s City Span just launched its September show. The magazine-style news show features stories in and about the City of Savannah.

This month’s show features an interview w...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2017

City planning to sell downtown buildings

Downtown Buildings

For Immediate Release
Date: August 31, 2017

The City of Savannah is preparing to sell two building in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District and developing a plan to relocate many City departments to improve efficiency and make better use of tax dollar...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Historic Savannah Foundation Donates to City Hall Restoration Planning

For Immediate Release
Date: August 31, 2017

This afternoon Savannah’s Mayor and Aldermen recognized the Historic Savannah Foundation for making a generous donation to assist in planning for the restoration of the interior of City Hall.

The Historic...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Council to Adopt Savannah Forward Strategic Plan

For Immediate Release
Date: August 31, 2017

This afternoon Savannah City Council will vote to adopt Savannah Forward, the City’s strategic plan. The top five priorities set by Council are Public Safety, Infrastructure, Neighborhood Revitalization, Ec...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Council Work Session Thursday, August 31

For Immediate Release
Date: August 30, 2017

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Council Work Session on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Media Room, on the second floor of City Hall, prior to the regular scheduled City Council M...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2017

Operation Clean Sweep moves to West Savannah Neighborhood

For Immediate Release
Date: August 22, 2017

The City of Savannah is joining forces with local residents and other organizations for a summer neighborhood cleanup in the West Savannah Neighborhood on Saturday, August 26, from 9 a.m. until noon. The eve...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2017

Crews removing damaged tree on Oglethorpe Avenue today

For Immediate Release
Date: August 22, 2017

All Care Tree company will be removing a Live Oak tree on W. Oglethorpe Ave. today beginning at 9 a.m.

On Thursday, August 3 the City sent a Notice of Violation to Dustcom Limited, Inc. On July 18 Dustcom...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2017

City seeks feedback on Alcohol Beverage Ordinance

For Immediate Release
Date: August 17, 2017

Over the next few months, the City will be working with the community to revisit possible revisions to the Alcohol Beverage Ordinance.

Key areas of focus include addressing concerns regarding bar card p...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Public invited to apply for boards, commissions and authorities

For Immediate Release
Date: August 16, 2017

The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications beginning Thursday, August 17, 2017 through Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12 noon for appointment(s) and reappointment(s) to the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Public invited to West Bay streetscape meeting

For Immediate Release
Date: August 15, 2017

The City of Savannah is expanding the first phase of the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative to include West Bay Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Warner Street. All members of the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2017

2018 Cultural & Arts Investment Program application now available

The City is creating a strategic plan, titled Savannah Forward, to guide focus areas and resources. To align FY18 resources with the Savannah Forward initiative, the City is seeking proposals that position arts, cultural, and creative programs as catalyst...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

City Partners with Edgemere-Sackville to Launch Savannah Shines

Savannah Shines

For Immediate Release
Date: August 11, 2017

The City of Savannah launched a new program to help improve the quality of life for its citizens. Savannah Shines is a multifaceted, coordinated approach to neighborhood revitalization and will address four ...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2017

City of Savannah partners with Beach Institute on Lift Every Voice event

For Immediate Release
Date: August 7, 2017

The City of Savannah is partnering with the Beach Institute to take part in Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American Historic Sites Free Day. Eight Savannah cultural organizations and sites are collabora...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2017

City fines contractor for damaged tree

Damaged tree

For Immediate Release
Date: August 7, 2017

The City of Savannah is seeking to recover more than $37,000 in fines and restitution from a local contractor for fatally damaging a City-owned Live Oak tree.

On Thursday, August 3 the City sent a Notice o...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2017

New website helps improve neighborhood awareness

For Immediate Release
Date: August 3, 2017

Today the City of Savannah debuted a new Open Neighborhoods website, a searchable map of Savannah neighborhoods that citizens can use to learn more about neighborhood organizations, aldermanic districts, and ...Read on...

www.savannahga.gov/OpenNeighborhoods
Posted on: August 1, 2017

New Native Blooms exhibit open in City Hall rotunda

The Chicken Lady

For Immediate Release
Date: August 1, 2017

Local artist and City of Savannah employee Carol Lasell Miller will present an exhibition of original paintings entitled Native Blooms at the City Hall Rotunda from now through December 2017. The rotunda is o...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Increases Transparency Through New Website

For Immediate Release
Date: July 27, 2017

The City of Savannah has just launched a new capital improvement projects website which highlights more than 300 projects across the City. The name of the website is Savannah Under Construction.

Savannah ...Read on

Savannah Under Construction
Posted on: July 21, 2017

City Council votes to dissolve SCMPD

The Savannah City Council voted 8-0 today to send Chatham County a six-month notice of termination to dissolve the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, effective February 1, 2018. On that date, the City plans to begin operating a separate Sava...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2017

City now accepting Emergency Solutions Grant applications

2018 HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ONE-YEAR ACTION PLAN EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG) PROGRAM NOTICE OF FUNDING

The City of Savannah is accepting project applications under the Emergency Solutions Grant pursuant to the authority of the McKinney-V...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Public Invited to Millage Rate Hearings

For Immediate Release
Date: July 13, 2017

The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah have tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 3.810 percent over the rollback millage rate. The 3.810 percent increa...Read on...

2017 Tax Digest and Five Year History
Posted on: July 10, 2017

City to host Small Business Opportunity Program outreach sessions

For Immediate Release
Date: July 10, 2017

The City of Savannah is developing a new Small Business Opportunity program to help small and disadvantaged companies thrive. The proposed Small Business Opportunity program aims to increase utilization of loc...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Arena-Canal District Tour Highlights Future Growth

Savannah Arena

For Immediate Release
Date: July 13, 2017

The City of Savannah continues to move forward with its plans to build a new Savannah Arena, which will be located just southwest of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District.

Today Mayor Eddie DeLoa...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2017

City asks for public’s help in creating World War I exhibit

For Immediate Release
Date: June 8, 2017

The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives is currently planning a World War I Centennial exhibit for 2018 to honor Savannahians’ role in the war. The City would like to include items from l...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2017

City to Begin Search for Arena Project Manager

For Immediate Release
Date: July 6, 2017

City Council on Thursday approved a contract with Barrett Sport Group, LLC to hire a Project Manager to oversee the design and construction of the planned new arena, to be funded with voter-approved Special Pur...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2017

Traffic shift on President Street to begin tomorrow, July 6

For Immediate Release
Date: July 5, 2017

Motorists traveling on President Street should be aware of a major planned traffic shift scheduled to begin tomorrow, July 6, after 9 a.m. The shift will occur on President St. between East Broad and the Truman...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2017

Savannah Youth Ambassadors painting homes

SYA

For Immediate Release
Date: June 28, 2017

Today dozens of Savannah Youth Ambassadors participated in a community project; painting two homes in need of repair.

The Ambassadors put a fresh coat of paint on homes located at 921 Googe St. in Carver Vi...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2017

Mayor Pro Tem Bell receives GMA Award

For Immediate Release
Date: June 27, 2017

Savannah Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn Bell received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention ...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2017

City of Savannah launches new ParkSavannah app

For Immediate Release
Date: June 21, 2017

The City of Savannah today introduced ParkSavannah, the latest way to pay for on-street metered parking. The new ParkSavannah app makes parking easy by allowing users to purchase parking with a debit or credit...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Local DBE/MWBE contractors invited to GDOT outreach event

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will host an outreach event for local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)/Minority-Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) contractors who are interested in learning more about working on major transportation p...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Public invited to Small Treasures exhibit opening

For Immediate Release
Date: June 21, 2017

In Savannah, surprises and treasures greet you around every corner including through our community’s many cultural heritage organizations, each one a treasure chest full of riches in the form of history, art a...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2017

City staff trained on equine health and safety

Equine safety class

For Immediate Release
Date: June 23, 2017

To continue to improve service for businesses, residents, and tourists, the City of Savannah Tourism Management and Ambassadorship Department recently completed training on equine health and safety issues. Dr....Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Study shows Savannah’s arts and culture industry generates $135.9 million in economic activity

For Immediate Release
Date: June 20, 2017

The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $135,939,836 in annual economic activity in the greater Savannah area—supporting 4,548 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $14,711,000 in local and state ...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2017

City moves forward with arena plans

For Immediate Release
Date: June 8, 2017

City Council is poised today to take another major step toward the development of a new arena and build-out of the surrounding Canal District as it considers awarding a design contract for the construction of a...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: Council Work Session

PUBLIC NOTICE
For Immediate ReleaseDate: June 7, 2017

Council Work Session

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Council Work Session on Thursday, June 8, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Media Room, on the second floor of City Hall...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2017

City Council Charts New Course for Savannah

For Immediate Release
Date: June 3, 2017

City Council on Saturday wrapped up a two-day Savannah Forward retreat by charting a new direction for our community through year 2025.

After wading through a large number of comments provided by hundreds of...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2017

City of Savannah produces water meter reading video for customers

For Immediate Release
Date: June 1, 2017

To help customers better understand and monitor their water consumption, the City of Savannah has created an instructional video which explains how to read a water meter and verify its accuracy. The video is av...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Savannah Impact Program to host summer beautification project kick-off in Tremont Park

For Immediate Release
Date: May 31, 2017

The Savannah Impact Program (SIP) - Summer Impact 2017 program invites the Tremont Park Neighborhood to the kick-off event for the program’s summer beautification project. Attendees will enjoy music, food, and...Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Special Council Meeting Wednesday, May 31

For Immediate Release
Date: May 30, 2017

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Special Meeting of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Savannah City Hall to consider t...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2017

City to hold Short-Term Vacation Rental stakeholder meetings

For Immediate Release
Date: May 25, 2017

To accommodate the needs of owners, residents, and the community at large, the City of Savannah is in the process of reviewing the Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) regulations.

By working closely with stake...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Watch City Council live today

Watch today's City Council work session and regular meeting live at www.savannahga.gov/livestream.

The agenda for the regular meeting can be found at www.savannahga.gov/agendasandminutes.Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Magnolia Park Drainage Improvements Open House to be held June 6

The Chatham County Department of Engineering, in conjunction with the City of Savannah, will hold an Open House concerning the Magnolia Park Drainage Improvements on June 6, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bible Baptist Church Social Hall located at 470...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Savannah Making Blighted Businesses Pay

702 W. Oglethorpe Ave

For Immediate Release
Date: May 18, 2017

Savannah Making Blighted Businesses Pay

The City of Savannah won judgements on five local business that were not cleaning up trash on their property. On Monday, May 15, 2017 Recorders Court ruled in favor ...Read on...

Photos of locations
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Savannah Honored as ‘Playful City’ for Putting Kids First

For Immediate Release
Date: May 17, 2017

The City of Savannah is being honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the eighth consecutive year. National non-profit KaBOOM honors cities, towns and communities across America that are taking bo...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2017

Great Savannah Cleanup moves to Bacon Park/Brookview/Skidaway Terrace Neighborhoods

For Immediate Release
Date: May 17, 2017

The City of Savannah is joining forces with local residents and other organizations for a neighborhood cleanup in the Bacon Park/Brookview/Skidaway Terrace Neighborhoods on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. until no...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2017

City accepting applications for the Volunteer Home Repair program

For Immediate Release
Date: May 15, 2017

The City of Savannah’s Housing Department is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Volunteer Home Repair program. This program provides possible grants, loans and home repairs to residents who meet spec...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2017

City adopts changes to Horse and Carriage Ordinance

For Immediate Release
Date: May 11, 2017

This afternoon Savannah City Council members voted 7-1 to approve revisions to the City’s Horse and Carriage Ordinance. The revisions are intended to regulate the horse-drawn carriage industry, prote...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2017

Alderman Van R. Johnson II receives 2017 ACCG Civic and Community Engagement Advocate Award

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For Immediate Release
Date: May 11, 2017

ACCG, Georgia’s county association, recently awarded Savannah Alderman Van R. Johnson II (District 1) with the 2017 Civic and Community Engagement Advocate of the Year Award. Each year, ACCG uses its Awards and...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Council Work Session Thursday, May 11

For Immediate Release
Date: May 10, 2017

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Council Work Session on Thursday, May 11, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Media Room, on the second floor of City Hall, prior to the regular scheduled City Counc...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2017

City receives grant to preserve rare audio recordings from the W. W. Law Collection

For Immediate Release
Date: May 1, 2017

The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives has received a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (www.clir.org) from their Recordings at Risk grant program (www.clir.org/...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2017

City of Savannah announces launch of Savannah Forward

For Immediate Release
Date: April 25, 2017

Mayor Eddie DeLoach, members of City Council and City Manager Rob Hernandez announced the launch of Savannah Forward today, the City of Savannah’s strategic planning process. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Moses Jackson Advancement Center to host May 10 Job Fair

Job seekers: Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 10, 2017 for the Goodwill Employment Solutions Job Fair. The event will be held at the Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410-B Richards Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Various companies are seeking qu...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Public invited to apply for Boards, Commissions, and Authorities

For Immediate Release
Date: April 19, 2017

The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications for the Boards, Commissions, and Authorities listed below beginning Friday, April 21, 2017 through Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12 p.m. ...Read on...

Application and more info...
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Rising 8th graders: Apply now to Savannah Youth Council

Savannah Youth Council: Apply Now

Learn and actively participate in our local government, work together on group projects, demonstrate leadership and participate in community service activities. Deadline to apply is May 8th, 2017.

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Registration now open for Citizens' Academy

The City of Savannah Citizens' Academy is an 8-session program intended to immerse residents into the workings of their City government. The academy includes on-site visits, presentations by key City officials, and other hands-on activities.

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Residents invited to take survey on Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan

The City of Savannah’s Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan addresses the City’s housing, homelessness, and non-housing community development needs for the five-year period 2018-2022.

Your input on the Community Needs Survey will provid...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2017

City launches online utility bill payment

For Immediate Release
Date: April 6, 2017

The City of Savannah is now offering online credit card payment for City-issued utility bills. Customers can access the online payment portal at www.savannahga.gov/utilitypay.

Customers currently receive o...Read on...

www.savannahga.gov/utilitypay
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Public invited to opening of new W. W. Law music exhibit

For Immediate Release
Date: April 4, 2017

The City of Savannah is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibit “Law & Music: Discovering Music through the W. W. Law Collection,” on display now through January 2018 at the Beach Institute Afri...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2017

City receives federal funding for Hurricane Matthew debris removal

For Immediate Release
Date: April 3, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that it will award the City of Savannah $9.2 million for debris removal resulting from Hurricane Matthew.

The announcement comes after rig...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Summer 500 applications now being accepted

For Immediate Release
Date: February 14, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 500 internship program. The program makes summer i...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2016

City announces January 15 storm debris set-out deadline

For Immediate Release
Date: December 28, 2016

The City of Savannah announced that the deadline to set-out storm debris from Hurricane Matthew will be January 15, 2017 for residents living within City of Savannah limits.

City residents must have st...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2017

Film permitting fees to go into effect March 13

Beginning March 13, 2017, the City of Savannah will begin charging fees for film permitting to offset the administrative costs associated with the issuance of permits. Below is a breakdown of fees for 2017:

1. Student Permit - $25 per permit – Any pr...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2017

City of Savannah to kick-off Great Savannah Cleanup March 4

For Immediate Release
Date: February 28, 2017

This spring the City of Savannah and Keep Savannah Beautiful stand ready to help residents organize cleanup and beautification projects in their neighborhoods as part of the Great Savannah Cleanup, which k...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2017

District 2 residents invited to Ask an Alderman

For Immediate Release
Date: February 28, 2017

WHAT: District 2 “Ask an Alderman” event.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 6.

WHERE: Waters Avenue Shopping Plaza Community Room, 2005 Waters Avenue.

WHO: The event will be hosted ...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2017

Good Neighbor Award Nominations Due Thursday, February 16

For Immediate Release
Date: January 26, 2017

The City of Savannah is gearing up for the Spring 2017 Good Neighbor Award in which residents nominate their neighbors for improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The Good Neighbor Award reco...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2017

Citizens invited to attend First Tuesday Tour at City Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 31, 2017

Residents and visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at Savannah City Hall, and view special exhibits highlighting chapters of Savannah’s history, during the next First Tuesday Tour of City Hall which is...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Traffic shift on President Street to begin tomorrow, Dec. 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 14, 2016

Motorists traveling on President Street should be aware of a major planned traffic shift scheduled to begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 15. The shift will occur on President St. between East Broad and the...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Survey work to begin on Downtown Streetscape Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 4, 2016 Beginning next week, surveyors will be present on Broughton Street, Bay Street, and River Street to begin work for the Downtown Streetscape Initiative. The survey field work is expected to take about 60 days. ...Read on...