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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Help shape Savannah's first housing affordability plan

The Housing Savannah task force is actively working on creating Savannah's first Housing Affordability Plan that includes several strategies for addressing Savannah's growing housing affordability crisis, and needs community feedback.&am...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Arena topping out ceremony ushers in next phase of construction

On April 14, the City of Savannah celebrated a major milestone for the Savannah Arena project with the topping out ceremony.

It symbolizes reaching the maximum height of the structure. By topping out, the arena moves into the next phase of construction, in...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Know the facts + get your vax

The City of Savannah and Chatham County are teaming up with community partners to encourage our community to know the facts about COVID-19 vaccines and get vaccinated. 

Research shows those 18-29 are the least likely to get a vaccine, but in Georg...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Schedule a community meeting about Plan 2040

Are you a neighborhood or faith leader? The MPC is available to attend your April meeting to discuss Plan 2040, a five-year update of Chatham County and the City of Savannah's existing comprehensive plan. It will be used as a guide to help make p...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine site to open at Civic Center

The City of Savannah, Gulfstream Aerospace, Hospice Savannah and Savannah Technical College are partnering to bring a COVID-19 mass vaccination site to the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

"This site is perfect for a variety of reasons,&q...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Resident feedback needed on 100% Clean Energy Resolution

The City of Savannah is seeking community input and participation to help create the city's first clean energy plan.

In March 2020, the Savannah City Council passed Savannah's 100 percent clean energy resolution, which says all electricit...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Now Hiring: Help build the Savannah Arena

The City of Savannah is committed to hiring local residents to help build the Savannah Arena, the city's largest capital investment in a construction project in history. The city's Economic Development Department and WorkSource Coastal h...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Blight eradication a focus of City of Savannah 2021 budget

One of the six policy priority areas included in the City of Savannah 2021 budget is blight eradication. The effort is already underway in West Savannah, with new homes replacing vacant, blighted properties on Cumming Street. 

Longtime residents s...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Savannah Arena Job Fair on Feb. 13

AECOM Hunt will host a job fair for upcoming work at the Savannah Arena on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

Attendees can explore a career in the construction industry, connect with local unions,...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Savannah Police Department 2021 budget initiatives

One of the Savannah City Council's six policy priority areas in the approved 2021 budget is reducing violent crime, including homicides and gun offenses. The council approved a $4 million increase to the Savannah Police Department budget for 2021...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Council passes 2021 budget with increased focus on specific initiatives

On Friday, Dec. 18, the Savannah City Council passed a balanced 2021 budget with six policy priority areas. 

The six policy priority areas included in the 2021 budget are:

  • Poverty, especially childhood poverty
  • Income inequality
  • Viol...
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Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Council passes 2021 budget with increased focus on specific initiatives

On Friday, Dec. 18, the Savannah City Council passed a balanced 2021 budget that does not include any tax increases, fee increases, layoffs or furloughs.

The 2021 budget lists six policy priority areas:

  • Poverty, especially childho...
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Posted on: August 13, 2020

City of Savannah, United Way, SBAC partner for CARES Act funding distribution

The City of Savannah, the United Way of the Coastal Empire and the Savannah Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) are partnering to distribute $5.3 million received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security or CARES Act to Savannah ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Savannah wins Georgia Smart Communities Challenge grant

The City of Savannah is a 2020 Georgia Tech Georgia Smart Communities Challenge winner. The award provides the city’s Housing and Neighborhood Services Department with a $50,000 grant to apply civic data analytics for equitable community develop...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Citizen survey about 3rd District alcohol density overlay districts

The City of Savannah is creating alcohol density overlay districts within the 3rd District.

An alcohol density overlay district recognizes the concentration of establishments engaging in alcohol sales in certain areas of the City has contributed to undesir...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Residential Sanitation Collection Suspended on Monday

Due to expected impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias, the City’s Sanitation Department will suspend residential collection on Monday and follow a modified schedule for the rest of the week, pushing collection back by one day.

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mayor Johnson announces Housing Savannah taskforce

Mayor Johnson announces Housing Savannah taskforce

Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II announced the formation of the Housing Savannah taskforce.

The group will investigate and develop an action plan for affordable housing in Savannah – housing that c...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Johnson announces racial equity and leadership taskforce

On Thursday, July 23, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II and former Mayor Dr. Otis Johnson announced the formation of the Racial Equity and Leadership (REAL) Savannah taskforce.

The group will investigate disparities in our city and use data to identify, prioritize ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Free Covid-19 Diagnostic Testing

Starting on Wednesday, July 29, free COVID-19 testing is available at Temple of Glory Community Church located at 1105 Stiles Avenue. This testing is possible thanks to the City’s partnership with New York state.

You can get tested Wednesday thro...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Mayor Johnson announces LGBTQ+ taskforce

Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II announced the creation of PROUD Savannah, a commission dedicated to ensuring Savannah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities can work and live in a welcoming and safe environment.

"We want...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Savannah’s Frontline Heroes campaign honors local COVID-19 standouts

The City of Savannah is excited to help honor local heroes who are fighting COVID-19.

Savannah’s Frontline Heroes campaign highlights and thanks the public health, medical, food and nutrition employees, first responders and City staff who have co...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

City unveils public art installations in Waters Avenue shopping center

The City of Savannah unveiled new art installations created by local artists in the Waters Avenue shopping center.

Local artists created these exhibits through the City’s Arts on Waters program, celebrating the Waters Avenue corridor’s ...

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