Suwanee's elected officials are scheduled to vote on the fiscal year 2013 budget at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Also on the agenda is adoption of the 20/20 Vision planning effort.
Also, City Council meetings now will start at 6:30 p.m., a half-hour earlier than previous meetings. A public hearing on the budget is also part of the meeting.
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The FY 2013 budget is $12 million, about the same as the current budget. The new spending plan includes a $660,000 payment from Gwinnett County as a result of the settlement of the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS). The city has decided to put this money into the general fund with the idea of lowering the millage rate.
As in 2012, the new budget allocates half the spending for police and parks/public works.
The 20/20 Vision plan began last summer and a draft plan was rolled out in April at a citywide picnic. It is heavy on citizen input, with forums and roundtables held to mold the initial input into a plan for officials to follow. Revival of the city's Gateway district, which includes the area along Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and I-85, is a high priority.