Thursday, April 11, 2013
Considering the elected officials haven't had an increase in compensation since 1995, higher salaries are being proposed.
----------- Edited, 9:54 a.m. Some members of the Norcross City Council have proposed that their salaries, in addition to the mayor's, should be increased by 50 percent. Related Content: The topic has been discussed at two previous council meetings, and it's also on the agenda for the upcoming policy work session Monday, April 15. The agenda item details the mayor and council's current and proposed pay rates, which are as follows: According to City Clerk Susan Wuerzner, the council and mayor have not received a pay increase since Sept. 5, 1995. Considering it's been more than 17 years since they've had a pay bump, Norcross looked at the compensation for councils and mayors in other metro Atlanta cities when the raise was first proposed in …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau named Bucky Johnson to the board for 2013.
Friday, January 25
New positions have been appointed to the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau's Board of Directors for 2013, and Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson is filling one of them. According to a press release, Johnson was appointed to the GCVB Board of Directors to represent the Gwinnett Municipal Association. Johnson, who's been the mayor of Norcross since 2008, serves on many boards in the county and state, including the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Georgia Municipal Association, and the Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Advisory Board. He was named Gwinnett's Man of the Year by Gwinnett Magazine, and became the chair of the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association last July. He also was on the executive committee for the Transportation Investment Act. Also…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Norcross mayor will be at 45 South Cafe this Saturday to answer questions about the Transportation Investment Act.
Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson will be doing a casual Q&A session about the Transportation Investment Act on Saturday at 45 South Cafe, according to the city website. The TIA, also known as TSPLOST, is a 1-percent sales tax that aims to fund transportation improvements in the metro Atlanta area. Voters will be able to vote on the issue, which has garnered much discussion on both sides, on the July 31st ballot. Johnson, who's also the chairman of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Round Table, has been a huge proponent of the TIA. At Saturday's Q&A, he plans to use his intimate knowledge on answering related questions and explaining how the sales tax could support transportation projects. "I believed an informed voter is the best, and you …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
In the second half of this two-part profile, we look at how Webb became the first elected female Mayor of Norcross, the first female Gwinnett County Commission Chairman and a driving force in Gwinnett County.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Randy Wyles
Thursday, May 26, 2011
After growing up in Norcross and graduating from high school as valedictorian of the class of 1946, which totaled 19 close friends that she had known her entire life, Essie Lillian Hicks turned her attention to college and a degree in chemistry from what is now Georgia College and State University, located in Milledgeville. But another type of chemistry was afoot for the young college student. James Howard Webb, a young man with whom she had gone to school since the first grade in Norcross, may have been the only distraction from her studies that young Lillian had ever experienced. Inevitably, they were married and would raise a family – two boys and two girls – within a block from, as Webb puts it, “the old home place,” where she grew …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Bucky Johnson stepped down from his voting position on a regional committee, but will still be a non-voting chairman.
Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson resigned from his role as a voting member of an executive committee so that Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed could slip into the spot. Now Johnson will be the non-voting chairman of the committee, which will create a list of regional transportation projects that might funded by a referendum in Aug. of 2012. Johnson said in a release that while he was honored to be on the five-member committee, he thinks its better to have balance in terms of regional representation. The committee will now be comprised of Mayor Reed, Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mattews, Henry County Chairman B.J. Mathis and Douglas County Chairman Tom Worthan. The regional sales tax referendum, the Transportation Investment Act, …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Bucky Johnson will be part of a 10-person committee to define projects for the possible one-cent regional sales tax to ease traffic woes.
Mayor Bucky Johnson was appointed to an executive committee that will try to define what's to come for a one-cent, 10-year regional sales tax to be used for transportation, a measure that will be put to a vote in 2012. "Our assignment is to take a look at the best projects to break the gridlock in the metro area," said Johnson in a release. The Atlanta Regional Roundtable, part of the Transportation Investment Act, decided on the committee in their first meeting on Friday, Dec. 17. The roundtable will attempt to define project criteria, so the Georgia Department of Transportation can create a "wish list" of transportation projects. Johnson is one of three metro Atlanta mayors to be named to the committee. He said in a release that he …