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Gwinnett County Firefighters will be expanding their capacities this year thanks to the approval of the 2024 plan. (Image source: Gwinnett County Government)

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners adopted a new $2.53 billion dollar budget this week. The 2024 fiscal spending proposal consisted of:

  • $1.97 million for operations
  • $561 million for capital projects

The annual budget included funds from the Special Local Option Sales Tax Program.

The foundation of the community-centric plan will prioritize improving access to affordable housing in Gwinnett County as well as investments in chronic healthcare and mental healthcare initiatives.

Also approved for support in 2024, is the Gwinnett Fire staff and vehicle fleet.

All of these allotments are meant to keep pace with the expanding population of Gwinnett County. Part of this growth requires additional spending on infrastructure and services in order to keep up.

Spending will also be diverted to improving public work projects and updates to the Solid Waste Management plan — and, to subsidize the Gwinnett Trails networks for both immediate and future aims and enhancements.

According to a statement on their website, on the now approved spending:

 “The adopted budget addresses community needs facing the County such as public infrastructure, a safe, livable, and healthy community and organizational excellence.”

For a further breakdown, take a look at their more itemized budget presentation below, which includes:

  • Expanding micro transit zones in all of Gwinnett County
  • Expanding the Economic Development Division
  • Funding a biosolids dryer at F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center
  • Hiring an additional 12 firefighters for a new ambulance and alternative response vehicle
  • Adding 12 new E-911 communications officers
  • Increasing the pay for elections poll officials

Development efforts also included business presentations by Chairwoman Hendrickson and feedback from a select group of Gwinnett County residents. 

Gwinnett County Commissioners initially held a public budget hearing on Dec. 4 and accepted public feedback through the end of the calendar year before coming to this final approval of the plan.

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