Charlotte Nash, (center) chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, calls for a vote to approve a new contract with MARTA on Wednesday. Jenna Eason,
Photo: Jenna Eason/
Photo: Jenna Eason/

Tell Gwinnett what you think about its proposed 2019 budget



Yeah — you.

Interested in telling Gwinnett leaders what you think about the county’s proposed 2019 budget?  

Well.  You should be. It’s a big one. $1.8 billion or so.

Yeah. Billion. 

It’s got raises for everyone at the county, including law enforcement folks. Lots of new positions at the police department and the sheriff’s office, too. And they gotta pay for that MARTA referendum that’s coming up in March.

Among other things. 

Into it now? Kinda? OK. Good enough. Here’s what to do.

There’s a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday (Dec. 10) at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. That’s at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. 

Check out the budget proposal, then go to that meeting. They’ll do a presentation, and county commissioners will listen to what you have to say about it. 

You can also say stuff online, here. They’ll read that too.

Then the folks in charge may even make some changes before they adopt the budget during their meeting on Jan. 3. 

Wouldn’t that be something?

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