Saturday, June 2, 2012
The chairman does not know a date for the District 1 vote, according to a media report.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Updated June 3 Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said a special election will be held to fill the unexpired term of departed Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, according to a media report. WSB-TV made the report in an interview with Nash that was taped Friday. According to the report, Nash does not know when the election will be held, but that it likely will not be before the July 31 primary. The term expires Dec. 31. Also, the District 1 seat held by Lasseter will be vacant for Tuesday's possible vote on Briscoe Field privatization. Lasseter, whose district included Duluth and Suwanee, resigned Thursday after pleading guilty to federal bribery charges. This leaves the BOC with four members: Mike Beaudreau, John Heard, Lynette Howard…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
In the annual State of the County address, Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash says it's been a strong team effort that has helped move county in a positive direction.
Some 500 came to hear Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash deliver the State of the County address on Wednesday at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Nash, who has been at the helm of the county for about a year after winning the chairman's seat in a special election in March 2011, was quick to point out that it was a team effort that has helped see the county through some of the toughest economic times in recent history. "It takes all of us working as a team to move the county in the right direction," said Nash. The chairman acknowledged the challenges of managing through the affects of the nation's recession. "It's tempting to see nothing but the obvious results of a worldwide economic downturn," said Nash …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Both the police and fire department are holding positions unfilled.
Gwinnett County Police Chief Charles Walters isn't asking for any new officers in the coming fiscal year, but he told county officials Wednesday that he would be "remiss" if he didn't note recent turnover in the department. Speaking to county government leaders Wednesday in Lawrenceville, Walters said 13 officers had quit since July "for financial reasons." The chief produced plenty of data showing how increased officer visibility has caused crime reductions in the county. But he noted that if the turnover trend continues, "the tide will turn shortly." Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash, among those participalting in the second day of review sessions for the 2012 budget, said officer turnover is "on the list of things we have to …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Transportation investment act will help future generations according to Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson.
Gwinnett County citizens had the opportunity on June 20 to share their priorities for regional transportation projects during a telephone town hall meeting hosted by the Atlanta Regional Roundtable. Citizens who participated in the call were polled regarding regional transportation investment, light rail and specific local projects. Participants also had the opportunity to ask questions of Gwinnett County commission chairman Charlotte Nash and Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson who heads the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable executive committee. “This is a really important issue that we have potentially in front of us next year,” Nash said. “Those of us who sit on the regional roundtable are anxious to hear what the priorities of the …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Ten-year tax could generate as much as $18.6 billion statewide.
New figures show a proposed transportation sales tax could generate as much as $8.4 billion in the Atlanta metro area over a 10-year period. Statewide, the tax could rake in up to $18.6 billion for transportation projects during the same period, according to estimates released by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Next year, voters will be asked to approve the 1 percent, 10-year sales tax for the purpose of funding transportation projects. Voters in each of Georgia’s 12 regions will be presented with a list of transportation projects for that region. If voters pass the tax, money collected within that region will be used to fund the specified projects. Gwinnett is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission region. Members of the …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Chairman meets with representatives from area homeowners associations and citizens' groups.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Almost 40 people representing a dozen Gwinnett County neighborhoods, two citizens' groups and a local political organization met May 19 at the Apalachee Farms clubhouse in Dacula to discuss a pressing concern for area residents – the potential commercialization of Briscoe Field. Charlotte Nash, chairman of the Gwinett County Board of Commissioners and a Dacula native, was also in attendance to provide additional insight into the increasingly contentious issue. Last month, hundreds of residents gathered at 12Stone church to provide input at the behest of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners regarding a resolution proposed by District 4 Commissioner John Heard that would have removed commercial service from consideration at the …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Gwinnett County's new Board of Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash pointed to restoring public trust and budget crisis as key issues.
More than 500 business and community leaders filled the Gwinnett Center's Tommy Hughes Ballroom on Wednesday to hear the county's new Board of Commission Chair Charlotte Nash offer her first State of the County address. The annual event, which usually takes place in January, was delayed until a special election this past March was held to decide on a new county chairman. Nash replaced Charles Bannister, who resigned last fall in the midst of a grand jury probe over county land deals. Nash, a former county administrator, took over the top spot during a failing economy that has forced the county to look for every means to cut expenses and reduce spending. She also came along when the public's trust was low after the commission was rocked …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Charlotte Nash officially took the oath of office Monday afternoon.
A packed auditorium at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center cheered and applauded loudly as Charlotte Nash was officially sworn is as the new Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Monday Afternoon. The Dacula native easily beat out three opponents in the March 15th Special Election. Nash garnered 56 percent of the votes. Nash will complete the unexpired term of former Chairman Charles Bannister
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The BOC Chair race was closer in Lilburn-Mountain Park.
New Gwinnett County Board of Commission Chair Charlotte Nash won Tuesday’s special election by almost 30 points over Larry Gause. But in Greater Lilburn, the race was a lot closer. Lilburn Patch took a precinct-by-precinct look at the unofficial vote count available on www.gwinnettcounty.com to gauge how the area voted. We looked at the 21 precincts located in zip codes 30047 (Lilburn) and 30087 (Mountain Park) to make some conclusions on voter turnout and trends. Here’s what we found: Voter turnout in Lilburn and Mountain Park was a bit better than the county average. Of the 40,854 registered voters in the 21 precincts, 2,849 votes were counted (6.97 percent). As a whole, Gwinnett County was at 4.98 percent. Click here for how Gwinnett …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Charlotte Nash received 55.99 percent of the vote.
Dacula native Charlotte Nash easily won election Tuesday as the new chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. Nash, a Republican, comfortably defeated three rivals. Nash got 55.99 percent of the 19,099 votes cast with all 156 precints reporting, defeating Libertarian Will Costa of Lilburn, Republican Duane Kissel of Snellville and Republican Larry Gause of Tucker. A former county administrator, Nash will fill out the remaining term of former chairman Charles Bannister, who resigned in October to avoid a possible grand-jury indictment on a perjury charge related to county land deals. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” Nash said Tuesday night to a large crowd of friends, family, volunteers and supporters at Stars and Strikes in …