Cities In The News


Suwanee recognizes youth police explorers

October 3, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Suwanee City Council recently congratulated the Suwanee Police Explorers. Explorers from Post 980 recently welcomed new high school students from North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Collins Hill, and Lanier high schools. Two Explorers are currently attending the University of North Georgia and are enrolled in UNG’s P.O.S.T. mandate program. These two young adults will graduate as certified GA P.O.S.T. officers.

Suwanee to upgrade city council chamber audio visual equipment

September 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Suwanee City Council recently approved a contract not to exceed $55,000 for council chambers A/V overhaul. According to the city, the current equipment, which is original to the building, is outdated technology and is causing performance issues.

Suwanee 2020 budget increases by 2.2 percent

September 10, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Suwanee’s $13,766,780 FY2020 budget includes 106 full-time and 17 part-time positions, including one new position and five position upgrades.

Suwanee to allow mixed drinks outdoors at Town Center

September 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Suwanee City Council recently voted to approve two amendments to the alcohol ordinance. The first will expand the Town Center entertainment district to reflect new construction across Buford Highway.

Suwanee’s millage rate remains 4.93 mills, same rate as past 7 years

September 4, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The approved millage rate of 4.93 is higher than the calculated rollback rate of 4.709 mills and is anticipated to generate a 4.69 percent increase in property tax revenues due to growth from property value reassessments.

Suwanee proposes flat millage rate

August 13, 2019

Access North Georgia

According to the city, recent property assessments mean the flat rate would cause an estimated 4.69 percent increase in residents' property taxes.

Suwanee to update pedestrian and bicycle plan

August 7, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In 2011 the updated and renamed Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan provided a guide for prioritization and implementation of pedestrian and bicycle facilities to make Suwanee more walkable and bikeable.

Suwanee sets dates and fees to qualify as candidate for Nov. election

July 31, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In addition to completing qualifying forms, individuals intending to run for office will be required to pay a qualification fee of $450 for mayor and $270 for council member.

Suwanee launches "Art for All" campaign to raise funds for new public art installations

July 29, 2019

Access North Georgia

The release said that Suwanee's wide array of public art is funded solely through sponsor support, with no tax dollars being used.

Suwanee breaks ground on courthouse renovations, expansion

July 15, 2019

Access North Georgia

The work on the almost 60-year-old building – Suwanee’s original city hall – will significantly improve the court customer experience and create more space for court and police employees, according to city officials.