Gwinnett Tax Hike Vote tomorrow

Remember, if you don’t support the tax hikes, roving gangs of illegal mexicans will rape your children. At least that’s the impression I get from our commissioners who need more money to buy overpriced land from their friends and campaign contributors.

Gwinnett County officials today outlined a proposal that would restore some of the spending reductions made earlier this year to the county’s public safety, parks and recreation and social services programs. The new proposal  would be funded by a 2.28-mill increase in county property taxes.

The proposal was developed by county staff in response to a request from District 4 Commissioner Kevin Kenerly and was unveiled at a press briefing by Board Chairman Charles Bannister, Commissioner Kenerly, County Administrator Glenn Stephens and the county’s Chief Financial Officer Aaron Bovos.

Stephens said the county would hold three public hearings on the proposed property tax increase on Monday, November 23, at 10:00am and 6:00pm, and then on December 1 at 7:00pm at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville. He said he expected the county commission would formally consider the proposal at a special called meeting following the 7:00pm hearing on December 1.

4 comments

    • umustbekidding says:

      We need to keep the libraries open so people will have a place to sleep once all the small businesses go under and no one has a job so they lose their homes.

  1. ieee says:

    Hey, folks who want the Sex Offender Registries need to not complain. Step up and pay for them. Gwinnett County has spent a small fortune for all the crime prevention that theirs has NOT accomplished. It is a good jobs program for them though and people must pay for it.

    They have to have full-time deputies sitting around on the Internet verifying the constant changes of thousands of e-mail addresses, user names, and passwords that are being fed to them on a daily basis. They have to have deputies available to measure distances, take reports of new day cares being created, and all that good, useful stuff. They have to pay deputies to drive around all over the county to visit a Registered person approximately FIFTEEN times in just a few months only to “check” that the person still lives where he/she has for over 5 years. You know, it’s like they do with all laws – it’s not like they have any reason or actual evidence to believe that a law is being broken, they are just checking.

    So, pay up. The bill is going to grow exponentially.

  2. Game Fan says:

    This is typical of the Corporatists at all levels of the Republican party. Defund the basics like roads, bridges, libraries, parks, police, fire, while creating new agencies and “partnerships” raising fees, taxes, outsourcing, privatizing, and forgetting the Community in exchange for the “business community”.

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