The meeting will give local residents a chance to voice their concerns about the county directly.
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will host their third forum tonight in Norcross at Lucky Shoals Community Recreation Center at 7 p.m. After a presentation about the financial outlook of the county, the floor will be open to citizens to ask questions and share their thoughts. Aaron Bovos, the Deputy County Administrator, will host the first part of the talk. The scheduled Gwinnett Village CID board meeting will postponed so that citizens can attend. Editor's note: The members of the board will speak, not the candidates for chair. The earlier version was incorrect.
Cuts to library funding and subsidies for outside agencies are proposed. Vote set for Jan. 4.
Falling real estate values and tough economic conditions have made the 2011 fiscal year budget challenging, according to Gwinnett County officials. In 2010, the county's tax digest decreased by 9 percent. Officials anticipate an additional 9 percent decline in 2011 and further declines in 2012. "Dealing with the harsh reality facing us next year and in future years will not be easy, but the outlook will only worsen unless we continue to implement fiscally sound policies," said 2010 Vice Chairman and District 1 Commissioner Shirley Lasseter. "Simply delaying the difficult decisions that lie ahead will limit viable solutions and threaten the future of our core county operations and infrastructure." Those difficult decisions include budget …