Public Hearing Is Tuesday on Gwinnett Budget
The $1.3 billion spending plan entering the final stages.
The public will get a chance to speak on the planned 2012 Gwinnett County budget on Tuesday at headquarters in Lawrenceville.
Commissioners will hold the public hearing at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville, 5:30 p.m. Commissioners also will hold a regular business meeting Tuesday at 2 p.m.
The proposed budget is $1.3 billion for 2012, about 12.4 percent smaller than the current spending blueprint. This includes about $5 million in reserve funds, but county officials say they intend to make budget cuts during the year to prevent those funds from actually being used.
The budget is set for a final vote by commissioners Jan. 3.
Budget planners included an 8 percent drop in the county tax digest in their figures, a total of $24 million. Further drops in the tax digest are forecast in future years, too.