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 […]
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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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 […]