A Hall County Superior Court Judge will set a final hearing to determine whether a recall effort against Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister should proceed. The recall effort began after the Gwinnett County Commission voted 4:1 to increase property taxes by nearly 21%.
In late March, resident Randolph De Vault received certification for more than 100 signatures he presented to the elections office, the first step in applying for a recall petition. The petition lists five charges, ranging from the county’s handling of its solid waste plan to the its feud with cities over a service delivery agreement and accuses Chairman Bannister of malfeasance.
This month, Chairman Bannister filed a motion to stop the elections office from granting the recall petition of Mr. De Vault . Chairman Bannister contends the petition does not cite sufficient grounds for a recall.