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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Five organizations say to vote ‘yes’ on DeKalb Board of Ethics ballot question2020 Ethics Referendum, In the News
Letter: Five organizations say to vote ‘yes’ on DeKalb Board of Ethics ballot question Posted by Reporter Newspapers | Oct 16, 2020 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: […]
Little controversy surrounding DeKalb’s latest ethics referendum2020 Ethics Referendum, In the News
For the second consecutive year, DeKalb County voters will weigh in on an attempt to reshape ethics oversight in their local government. And while the referendum held in 2019 raised the hackles of local watchdogs — and was subsequently shot down by a significant margin at the ballot box — this year’s effort appears to be […]
NextDoor Posting2020 Ethics Referendum, Communication Aids
[Name of neighbor, friend, contact] On the DeKalb County ballot there will be a referendum to adopt changes which revise the Board of Ethics for the county. DeKalb Citizens Advocacy Council, the group that opposed the previous referendum, supports this one. You can find an in-depth explanation of the major changes and the reasons for […]