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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AJC EXCLUSIVE | April 10, 2019 By Bill Torpy, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution This should have been a gimme, a simple legislative fix to put the DeKalb County Board of Ethics back in business. But, no, this is DeKalb, where political fiefdoms flourish, personal feuds fester, racial resentments seethe and ethics enforcement suffers. Last year, the state […]
NEWS | March 28, 2018 By Johnny Edwards, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Digging deep Over the past year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s investigations of DeKalb County corruption have helped to trigger an FBI probe, changes in county policy, additional funding for the county ethics board and other reform efforts. Reporter Johnny Edwards first revealed last March that then-Commissioner […]