Gwinnett County, GA - A citizens committee tasked with coming up with projects to spend Gwinnett County’s new penny sales tax has submitted its list to commissioners.
The $225 million in projects were divided among 11 categories including repair and replacement of bridges, new sidewalks, intersection improvements, road safety, and unpaved roads.
“It’s a good spread across the different types of projects getting some bridges replaced and fixed that don’t have sidewalks on them and structural problems… I’m just really pleased,” says District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter.
He tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish the Citizen Project Selection Committee spent the last six months developing the list of projects that are spread across the entire county.
Voters approved the new three-year tax in November.
The project list had to be submitted to the commission by April 1 when collection of tax began.
“It’s just a really good list, the citizens put a lot of time and effort into it and that’s what I like best about this,” says Hunter.
The commission is scheduled to vote on the list April 16.