LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson presented her proposed budget on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to guide County government spending for the 2024 fiscal year.
The proposed budget for 2024 totals $2.5 billion. It consists of a $1.96 billion operating budget and a $542 million capital improvements budget, which includes funds from the County’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax program.
Chairwoman Hendrickson said the proposed budget addresses challenges facing the County, including hiring and retaining a qualified workforce, affordable housing and public safety.
“Our 2024 proposed budget focuses on ensuring that we can maintain our exceptional services while prioritizing the rapidly changing needs of our residents and businesses,” said Hendrickson. “With this budget, we’re taking prudent steps to address priorities like infrastructure, sustainability and a healthy community that not only impact our county today but sets us up for success long into the future.”
Initiatives included in the proposal will advance key infrastructure projects within the 2023 SPLOST program and add a new traffic signal crew.
Under the proposed budget, the county will develop a biosolids dryer facility to reduce the environmental impact and cost of transporting waste material from the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center to landfills, update the Solid Waste Management Plan and continue to enhance the Gwinnett Trails network as part of its sustainability efforts.
As Gwinnett continues to grow, a healthy community remains a priority, Hendrick’s Office stated. The budget also includes steps to improve access to affordable housing, a health care initiative investing in mental and chronic health care, additional positions to handle 911 calls and additional staff and vehicles for Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services.
Department directors and elected officials presented business plans for 2024 to the budget review committee earlier this year as part of the budget development process. Those presentations are available for viewing online at TVGwinnett.com.
Six Gwinnett residents recruited by Chairwoman Hendrickson reviewed departmental requests and made recommendations for the budget proposal.
The proposed 2024 budget resolution is available online at GwinnettCounty.com and as a hard copy in the Financial Services office at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville during business hours, Monday through Frida, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Commissioners will hold a public hearing at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center on Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., and residents can offer input on the County’s website through Dec. 31. Commissioners will consider the 2024 budget at their first meeting of the new year on Jan. 2.