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For Immediate Release

February 4, 2022

 ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to create a new public facilities authority to help facilitate its plan for future growth.

As mentioned previously, the authority will provide the County, the School District and the City of Conyers with an additional method of financing government projects. Bonds issued by the authority will have the lowest possible interest rates and cost of issuance. The authority can raise capital to be used in the acquisition, design, and construction of public facilities.  The County is limited by the Georgia Constitution in its ability to contractually commit expenditures of public funds beyond one year. A public facilities authority can commit expenditures up to 40 years. This arrangement also keeps ownership of these facilities within public entities.

Creating a public facilities authority requires an act of the Georgia legislature. The intent is to have the legislation approved during the 2022 Georgia General Assembly, which is currently in session.

Citizens are encouraged to attend one of the three virtual public information sessions to gain additional information, insight and knowledge about the proposed legislation involving the public facilities authority.

  • Session 1: Wednesday, February 16 at 6 p.m.
  • Session 2: Thursday, February 17 at 6 p.m.
  • Session 3: Saturday, February 19 at 10 a.m.

Any person wishing to speak during these virtual sessions is requested to register in advance by contacting the Rockdale County Department of Public Relations via email (publicrelations@rockdalecountyga.gov) by 5 p.m. the day before the session in which said person would like to speak.

For more information contact Jennifer Rutledge, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs at 770-278-7009.