Lawrenceville officials voted to decrease the millage rate of 1.909 mills to 1.826 mills for the 2018/19 fiscal year. Input from public hearings during the weeks of July 2 and July 9 culminated in the rollback vote on July 11. The vote carried by majority (3-2) with Council Members Tony Powell, Keith Roche and David Still in-favor of the rollback and Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson and Councilman Bob Clark opposed.
“The city’s portion of all property taxes collected in Gwinnett is only five percent of the total collected,” said David Still, Lawrenceville Mayor Pro Tem. “We understand that the purpose of tax revenue is to support strategic progress for the city. We want to make sure we have a solid plan in place that will justify the need for further investment in a transformative way.”
Property taxes are three-tiered in Gwinnett and comprise city, county government and county school taxes. With this rollback, the city’s portion will yield a neutral tax revenue for the 2018/19 year.