The proposed operating budget, excluding transfers between funds, is up about 4.6 percent. Much of the increase in the operating budget is related to increased personnel costs as the County adds necessary personnel and addresses compensation issues. The proposal includes a $1.38 billion operating budget and $434 million for capital improvements, including SPLOST-funded projects.
Nash said the annual budget starts with base funding to maintain core county services such as police and fire protection, jail, courts, roads, transit and water. Additions for new or ongoing initiatives reflect priorities set by the Board of Commissioners last spring.
“This proposed balanced budget continues Gwinnett's tradition of conservative budgeting based on multi-year planning,” said Nash. “This 2019 budget proposal maintains adequate reserves, uses pay-as-you-go financing for capital improvements and also sets aside money for future obligations.”
Commissioners accepted public comments during a public hearing held December 10 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville, and will continue to accept online comments through December 31 before adopting a final balanced budget on January 3, 2019.Quick links for the proposed 2019 budget
Proposed 2019 budget resolution summary
Budget highlights presentation
Online comment form
Video: proposed 2019 Gwinnett County Budget