Guide to the Budget
Guide to the Budget
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Proposed 2022 budget focuses on organizational excellence, accountability, and quality of life
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson presented her proposed budget on November 16 to guide County government spending for the 2022 fiscal year.
The proposed budget for 2022 totals $2.06 billion, up 7.8 percent from the 2021 adopted budget. It consists of a $1.6 billion operating budget and a $454 million capital improvements budget, which includes funds from the County’s voter-approved SPLOST program.
With more growth on the horizon, the County’s services and infrastructure must keep up.
Two-thirds of the operating budget, which funds everyday expenses such as employee salaries, benefits, equipment, and repairs, is dedicated to the areas of public safety and public works. New initiatives to be funded by the operating budget include the expansion of mental health response teams in the Gwinnett Police Department in partnership with View Point Health and additional training staff in the Sheriff’s Office.
Chairwoman Hendrickson said the proposed budget does not contemplate a millage rate increase.
“After working for several months with County staff, citizens, and our board members, I am proud to present the 2022 budget,” said Nicole Hendrickson. “Building on the County’s historically fiscally conservative approach, we have a budget that is balanced, fiscally sound, and makes intentional investments in our community to address core services, health and human service needs, and ongoing recovery efforts of this pandemic.”
Commissioners will accept public comments during a public hearing held Monday, December 6 at 7:00pm 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 Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Quick links for the proposed 2022 budget