Paul said often Police officers, firefighters, nurses and teachers can't afford to live in Sandy Springs. "You can't ask a police officer or firefighter to put their lives on the line for a community when they don't feel like have a stake in it," he said. "So we have a real stake in making sure that we have the kind of housing and the ability of a wide-range of people to live here comfortably."
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Paul cited the need for better quality of apartments and housing. "We've got to make sure that it serves the entire community," he said.
Brown agreed that aging apartments are a problem, but firefighters and policeman make enough money to find an affordable place to live in Sandy Springs, he said. "...There's plenty of affordable homes for what we pay our policemen and firemen," said Brown. "They're not rich that's for sure but we have a great quality of public service there."
Bob Brown is owner of Red Baron's Antiques. Rusty Paul is a former Georgia State Senator, Sandy Springs Council Member and HUD Assistant Secretary.
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