The Council’s Director of Policy and Government Affairs, James Touchton, was re-appointed to the Gwinnett Development Advisory Committee (DAC) by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. As a representative of the Council, he has worked to ensure balanced and responsible growth in the County. He contributed to the overhaul of the Unified Development Ordinance, as well as prevention of changes to the storm pipe standards.
The Gwinnett DAC is responsible for providing counsel and guidance to the County in regards to land development by private enterprise, as well as other matters relating to land development regulation and the implementation of new regulatory laws and procedures. The DAC also reviews proposed regulations and amendments and advises the Department of Planning and Development and Board of Commissioners on the impacts and effectiveness of these laws. The DAC is also responsible for conducting studies and investigations of the process of land development regulation when requested by the Board of Commissioners.
The Gwinnett DAC was founded in 1988, with the purpose of facilitating a dialogue between local governments and the development community on legislative and administrative issues surrounding land development within the county. The committee is made up of 20 members who are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The DAC meets every third Wednesday of the month at 12pm at the Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center.
Click HERE to read the AJC’s coverage of the Gwinnett Development Advisory Committee appointees.