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 […]
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 voters are once again voting on revisions to an Ethics Act passed in 2015 by 92% of voters. This time, leaders of several DeKalb citizens’ groups are encouraging you to Vote YES. Here are the reasons why: The Board of Ethics remains independent; no one under the purview of the Board of Ethics is […]