The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to approve a $617 million fiscal year 2020 budget. (Courtesy City of Lawrenceville)

Lawrenceville approves $617 million annual budget

The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to approve a $167 million fiscal year 2020 budget. The budget includes funding for service efficiency, development/redevelopment, infrastructure and human capital investment.

Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson stated, “The City of Lawrenceville has one of the largest municipal budgets in the state of Georgia and that is a huge responsibility that we don’t take lightly as the elected body of the people.”

Among the major projects ahead, the city will be funding the $31 million Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center using revenue bonds and SPLOST funds. Additional projects include $1 million to standardize garbage collection carts and the purchase of new geographic information systems software. A portion of the budget, about $7.5 million, will be used for infrastructure projects along Stone Mountain Street, the Five Forks Trickum corridor and the next phase of the College Corridor to connect Georgia Gwinnett to the Historic Downtown Square.

The approved budget is based on the city maintaining its current millage rate without an increase.

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