Gwinnett County's new Board of Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash pointed to restoring public trust and budget crisis as key issues.
Well over 500 business and community leaders filled the Gwinnett Center's Tommy Hughes Ballroom on Wednesday to hear the county's new Board of Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash offer her first State of the County Address. The annual event, which usually take place in January, was delayed until a special election this past March was held to decide on a new county chairman. Newly elected Nash replaced Charles Bannister, who resigned last fall in the midst of a grand jury probe over county land deals. Nash, a former county administrator, took over the top spot during a failing economy that has forced the county to look for every means to cut expenses and reduce spending. She also came along when the public's trust was at an all time low …
Changes include using part time deputies for courtroom security, reducing transit operations expenditures and eliminating one job.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved further cost cutting measures Tuesday in an attempt to avoid draining the county’s reserve balance. Earlier this month, Gwinnett County chief financial officer Aaron Bovos warned the county’s reserve balance could be "wiped out" in 2015 unless actions are taken. On Tuesday, commissioners voted to eliminate a planned $15 million building/acquisition project. Commissioners also approved just over half a million dollars in spending cuts which include using part-time deputy sheriffs for courtroom security, cutting money from the General Fund for transit operations and eliminating one job in Water Resources. Gwinnett County revenues have decreased due to a continued high rate of foreclosures …