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Our recent experience with the Board of Ethics appointment process and the interest DeKalb citizens showed in applying for that board led us to question how other County boards are being appointed and how citizens are being educated about and engaged with County government through these boards. What we have found so far indicates little […]

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Wanted: Applicants for DeKalb County’s reconstituted ethics board

DeKalb’s latest ethics referendum passed overwhelmingly, meaning the county’s long-dormant ethics board will soon be reconstituted. But before that can happen, new members must be selected. And the application period is now open. “The DeKalb Ethics Appointing Committee is in support of a transparent, uniform and coordinated process,” said state Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, said […]

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DeKalb voters approve county’s latest ethics referendum

DeKalb County will have a new, functional ethics board by the end of the year. There were still tens of thousands of absentee ballots to be counted in DeKalb on Wednesday. But voters had overwhelmingly supported the latest proposal to reshape ethics oversight in the county. Among other things, the measure fixes the problematic appointment process […]