Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The city's gas department was found to be in violation of state regulations.
In a brief State of the City Address during the City Council's first meeting, Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson announced the city faces fines of nearly $2.5 million for violations associated with the city's gas department not being in compliance with state and federal rules. The violations include failure to investigate or report 78 deficiencies in natural gas facilities in 2009. Johnson said she and the council learned of these violations during a December work session. The first consent order was for violating the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act. The penalty imposed for that was $1,170,000. The fine will be suspended so long as the city immediately pays a fine of $10,000 and remains in compliance with the state for the next two years. …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Judy Jordan Johnson takes the oath of office.
With her husband Allan by her side, Judy Jordan Johnson raised her right hand and placed her left atop the Bible her father, former Lawrenceville mayor Rhodes Jordan, once used. Johnson choked up midway through reciting the oath, but quickly regained her composure. Twenty-one members of Johnson's family were on hand for the occasion, some traveled as far as six hours to witness the event. This was Johnson's second run for Lawrenceville mayor. In 2008, she lost by just two dozen votes to incumbent Rex Millsaps. She ran against him again in 2010, This time beating him by 75 votes in an election that had the second largest turnout in the city's history. A former math teacher, Johnson served Lawrenceville as a member of the City Council …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Watch the video of Johnson taking the oath of office.
Judy Jordan Johnson took the oath of office at 3pm Sunday. Watch as she is sworn in.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Judy Jordan Johnson underwent minor surgery to remove a kidney stone.
Lawrenceville Mayor-Elect Judy Jordan Johnson underwent minor surgery this morning to remove a kidney stone. Mrs. Johnson's husband, Allan Johnson, told us by phone that his wife is "recovering fine" but that "she will be out of commission for a couple of days." Mr. Johnson says the Mayor-Elect should be back in action by Jan. 2, just in time for her swearing-in.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Work Session Held Wednesday, Dec. 29.
Here's the agenda from tonight's City Council Work Session held by the Mayor-Elect Judy Jordan Johnson and the 2011 City Council at City Hall: 1. CDBG Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2. Quality of life 3. Priorities of 2011