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Our Official Statement after Delegation Passage of Ethics Act Revision

As you have probably heard by now, revisions to the county’s Ethics Act were passed by the General Assembly and voters will have a chance to approve or disapprove of them in November. Considering last year’s problematic revisions and those suggested by some legislators this year before the General Assembly’s recess due to the pandemic, […]

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What are the major revisions to the Ethics Act?

Board Appointments 3 members will be appointed by the House legislative delegation 3 members will be appointed by the Senate legislative delegation 1 member will be appointed by the Tax Commissioner 2 Alternate Members will be appointed by the Clerk of Superior Court You may be wondering why judges were not included in the appointment […]

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Lawmakers pass new DeKalb ethics board legislation

DEKALB COUNTY  | July 1, 2020 By J.D. Capelouto – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tyler Estep – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Legislation that could revive the DeKalb County Board of Ethics achieved final passage in the Georgia Legislature on Friday, clearing the way for a second ethics-related ballot referendum in as many years. The new bill, crafted by […]

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Georgia Lawmakers Pass New DeKalb Ethics Bill

June 29, 2020 By Asia Ashley On the final day of the Georgia legislative session June 26, lawmakers passed a new proposal to the DeKalb County ethics laws, one hopeful for voter approval in November. The ethics board has been dormant and unable to make recommendations on complaints received since August 2018 when the Georgia […]

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New DeKalb County ethics legislation appears poised to pass

LOCAL NEWS | June 24, 2020 By Tyler Estep, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution DeKalb voters may get to weigh in on another attempt to reshape ethics oversight in county government. New legislation crafted by state Rep. Viola Davis and her counterparts in DeKalb’s House delegation would fix the problematic appointment process for the county’s ethics board. […]

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Advocacy group works to revive DeKalb Ethics Board

Decaturish.com | May 5, 2020 By Cathi Harris, contributor Map of DeKalb County DeKalb County, GA – The DeKalb Citizens for Advocacy Council (DCAC), a volunteer group pushing for transparency in county government, hopes to keep the beleaguered DeKalb County Board of Ethics from becoming a secondary victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group recently released the […]