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 in Lawrenceville, 5:30 p.m. Commissioners also will hold a regular business meeting Tuesday at 2 p.m.
, 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.