Help clear up the FOG
By Charlotte J. Nash, Chairman
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Pouring a little bacon grease down the drain may not seem like a big problem, but every little bit adds up and can create major blockages in sewer lines. Fats, oils and grease, known as FOG, cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to residential property in Gwinnett every year. Property owners are responsible for cleaning up sewage overflows on their property. 

SPLOST: Making good use of sales tax pennies
By Charlotte J. Nash, Chairman
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Gwinnett residents have seen the benefits of SPLOST, or special purpose local option sales tax, ever since the state legislature gave us the option to ask voters to support it nearly three decades ago. In fact, Gwinnett voters have approved nine of 10 proposed programs, most recently by a 58 to 42 percent margin. The new SPLOST sales tax program took effect this past April when the previous one ended. 

Charlotte J. Nash, Chairman Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
Gwinnett attracts people, jobs
By Charlotte J. Nash, Chairman
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

A Korean manufacturing company, Dasan Machineries, announced in May that it is opening a U.S. headquarters in Duluth, bringing an estimated $30 million investment and 150 jobs over the next three years. They make precision steel parts and components for the defense, auto, and avionic industries.

Focusing on county services
By Charlotte J. Nash, Chairman
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

During election years, people pay more attention to government spending at all levels. Here in Gwinnett, my fellow commissioners and I have been working for over three years now to achieve more transparency and accountability in our financial operations.

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