Thursday, February 9, 2012
It's down to paperwork before police can begin using radar to track speeders.
It took three years for Gwinnett County and its 15 cities to reach an agreement on a Service Delivery Strategy (SDS). Once they did, the presiding judge took just two days to approve it. Gwinnett officials announced Thursday evening that Judge David Barrett of Blairsville has approved the agreement that was reached Tuesday between Gwinnett County and cities in the Gwinnett Municipal Association (GwMA). “I am pleased that we were finally able to come to an agreement among ourselves rather than have to either abide by the trial court’s ruling or continue the lengthy and uncertain appeal process,” said Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash in a news release. “The settlement is much preferable to the trial court ruling.” The deal announced …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Payments are in annual and one-time forms. The new deal also creates Special Service Districts for various functions.
The talk was of compromise Tuesday from both Gwinnett County and various city officials when an agreement was announced to end the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) dispute that began in 2009. But you probably won't see any of the 16 cities in the agreement turning down any of the money coming their way. An estimated $28 million will be going from Gwinnett funds to the cities over a matter of years as a result of the agreement that was accepted Tuesday. Formal approval also must be granted by Judge David Barrett of Blairsville, who presided over the legal matter and handed down a ruling in September that strongly favored the cities. But Tuesday's deal was crafted with the idea of making the judge's decision easy. The issue was double …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Conference call Monday is the latest development in the continuing legal dispute.
The lingering Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) situation between Gwinnett County and many of its cities continues, with cities in the Gwinnett Municipal Association holding a conference call Monday on the matter. Randy Meacham, executive director of the Gwinnett Municipal Association, said Monday afternoon that cities in the GwMA held a conference call earlier in the day about the SDS issue. Gwinnett County officials were not involved in the call, Meacham said. However, settlement talks between the GwMA and Gwinnett County have continued since a court ruling in September was issued strongly favoring the cities. A settlement offer apparently is not on the table, as Meacham said Monday's conference call concerned what the cities might be …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The recent Service Delivery Strategy court ruling has some interesting statistics.
It's not hard to find a Top 10 list, but the recentService Delivery Strategy court ruling for Gwinnett County provides some interesting material for one. Judge David Barrett of Blairsville included much numerical research in his ruling; the matter had been in his hands since August 2010. So let's take a look at some of what the judge included: