Despite declining revenues that have caused other governments to furlough and lay off workers, the city of Lawrenceville was able to include seven new jobs and an average 7% raise for its employees in its latest budget, which took effect July 1.
Following a recent public hearing, the Lawrenceville City Council voted unanimously to deny a request for annexation of 42.1 acres currently in unincorporated Gwinnett, along University Parkway between Buford Drive and Collins Hill Road.
The Lawrenceville City Council recently voted to adopt an annual $182-million Fiscal Year 2021 budget focused on investment in four key areas: development/redevelopment, the arts, infrastructure and human capital investment.
Gwinnett Solicitor Brian Whiteside said he plans by the end of the week to file a request to remove a Confederate memorial statue in Lawrenceville.
Lawrenceville officials are anticipating raising the city’s millage rate by an undetermined amount in 2021 as they plan to spend the more than $180 million for operations during its upcoming fiscal year.
Lawrenceville City Manager Chuck Warbington, a member of the ATL Board and a longtime proponent of transit in the county, said he thought it was “critically important” to have a transit hub outside the Perimeter.
Lawrenceville held a public hearing on May 20 to review the city’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget.
The Lawrenceville City Council recently approved zoning and permits that will help move forward a 156-unit apartment complex on Grayson Highway, just south of its intersection with Applewood Drive.
Following a recent public hearing, the Lawrenceville City Council approved a special use permit to allow Third Rail Distillers to provide a craft distillery with a tasting room in the Depot area on North Clayton Street at its intersection with Seaboard Airline railroad.
The meeting was an opportunity for both sides of the recent protests in Lawrenceville, police and members of the local African-American community, to sit down and discuss the issues that have resulted in the protests.