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04/07/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/07/2020 17:45

GWINNETT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CANCELS APRIL 28 PUBLIC HEARING

(Lawrenceville, Ga., April 7, 2020) - As a measure to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. has been canceled.

'In addition to our concern for the health and safety of residents in Gwinnett County, the Board made the decision to cancel the public hearing to ensure ample opportunity for participation in the public hearing process. We were struck by the recent extension of the statewide judicial emergency by Chief Justice Melton. If the courts are concerned about proceeding with jury trials, it seemed appropriate for us to rethink holding a public hearing in April,' said Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. 'It's imperative that we all follow guidelines to limit in-person gatherings as much as possible during these unprecedented times, but we also must preserve the public's right to be heard.'

The board typically holds public hearings the fourth Tuesday of each month to consider zoning requests. In an effort to promote social distancing and limit public gatherings, this month's meeting will be canceled, and the items that were scheduled to be heard will be considered at a later public hearing.

The Department of Planning and Development will contact applicants for zoning requests scheduled for this public hearing via phone and email to notify them of the cancellation.