Bowing to intense public pressure, Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister just announced that he will table a proposed 25 percent increase in property taxes.
“We have heard the message sent to us by the citizens,” he told reporters, including the AJC’s Pat Fox. More details to come.
Only yesterday, state Sen. Don Balfour (R-Snellville) promised a recall of all five Gwinnett commissioners should they pass the tax. A vote was scheduled for Thursday.
Two anti-tax groups had already begun organizing for a mass rally in Suwanee on Monday. The words “tea party” were becoming ever more prominent.
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