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Board of Commissioners adopts 2022 budget
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on January 4 approved a $2.07 billion budget for 2022, up 8.1 percent from last year. The newly approved budget does not require a millage rate increase.
The adopted spending plan consists of a $1.6 billion operating budget and a $455 million capital improvements budget, which includes funds from the County’s voter-approved SPLOST program.
“We worked for months with an advisory team of residents, our finance staff, department heads, and elected officials to prioritize spending for a balanced, fiscally sound budget,” said Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “This budget makes intentional investments that address core services, health and human service expansion and ongoing recovery efforts from the pandemic.”
With more growth on the horizon, the County’s services and infrastructure must keep up. Two-thirds of the operating budget is dedicated to the areas of public safety and public works. The capital budget will pay for new facilities, roads and parks as well as maintenance for existing assets and infrastructure.
As part of the budget development process, department directors and elected officials presented business plans for 2022 to the budget review committee that included five Gwinnett residents recruited by Chairwoman Hendrickson who reviewed the departmental requests and made recommendations for the budget proposal. Commissioners held a public hearing on the budget December 6, 2021, and accepted comments in writing and online through December 31, 2021, before making their final decision.Learn more on the 2022 Budget page.