DEKALB CITIZENS ADVOCACY COUNCIL (DCAC) STRIVES TO ACTIVELY FOLLOW IMPORTANT LOCAL ISSUES TO EDUCATE DEKALB CITIZENS AND ADVOCATE FOR GREATER CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT WITH THESE ISSUES.
As we do so, we intend to provide on this website information from a variety of sources so the public can have access to the same research and resources we are relying upon.
In 2019 and 2020, we successfully advocated to maintain the independence and strength of the Board of Ethics and the Ethics Officer position. This website includes a variety of publications relating to that work. Some are authored by the volunteers of DeKalb Citizens Advocacy Council. Others have appeared in the press and/or TV news. In addition, we included publications from independent sources outlining best practices from ethics experts, copies of original legislation, and publications, including a report from the University of North Georgia reviewing DeKalb’s ethical culture.
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Letter to Senator Emanuel JonesOther Issues, Press Releases & Public Statements
A letter to Senator Emanuel Jones questioning the timing and rationale for moving forward with legislation that would eliminate the county’s two super districts and create 7 smaller districts instead. DeKalb Citizens believes that the county should move forward with the citizen-engaged Charter Commission to examine all areas of governance for the county, including the […]
Redistricting LetterOther Issues, Press Releases & Public Statements
DeKalb Citizens issued an open letter to the county delegation calling for more citizen input and transparency in the process of redistricting in response to the results of the 2020 census.
DeKalb County has a new ethics board. Now the work begins.2020 Ethics Referendum, In the News
After nearly three years of legal limbo and legislative wrangling, DeKalb County again has a functional ethics board. And its plate is already plenty full. When the new ethics board meets next week, the panel of seven tasked with considering complaints of wrongdoing against county officials and employees will begin sifting through a backlog of […]