Posts tagged with "ethics"

Decatur appointing new members to Ethics Committee

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 5, 2016

Decatur has filled two vacant positions on the city’s Ethics Committee. Mayor Patti Garrett announced the members will be Charlie Bailey, a local attorney, and Mark Douglas, a professor of Christian ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary. They will join former mayor and current Ethics Committee member Elizabeth Wilson. They will replace Davison Philips, who passed away, […]

Avondale Estates refutes ethics complaint regarding Stratford Green annexation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 9, 2015

The city of Avondale Estates has issued a lengthy rebuttal to an ethics complaint filed against city commissioners, calling parts of it factually inaccurate. Attorney Joe Mandarino filed the complaint on March 4, challenging the city’s recent annexation of city’s recent annexation of 154 town homes in the Stratford Green neighborhood off of Covington Road. The complaint […]

Ethics complaint calls for halt to Avondale mayoral election, resignation of commissioners

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 5, 2015

This story has been updated.  An ethics complaint filed against the Avondale Estates Mayor and Board of Commissioners calls for a halt to a special election to fill a mayoral vacancy and for the resignation of all the city’s elected officials. The complaint, filed by attorney Joe Mandarino on March 4, seeks to undo the city’s […]

Ethics Board dismisses complaints

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 15, 2014

The DeKalb County Ethics Board has rejected complaints filed against DeKalb County CEO Lee May, commissioners Jeff Rader and Stan Watson, and Sheriff Jeff Mann. DeKalb County made the announcement in a press release distributed on Aug. 15. “The reasons for the dismissals included complaints lacking a specific claim of unethical action or the board lacking […]

DeKalb budget includes ethics watchdog funding

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 8, 2014

DeKalb County Commissioners approved a mid-year budget on July 8 and it contains funding dedicated to making sure officials behave ethically. Several elected officials have fallen under suspicion and have been the target of various ethics complaints. The commissioners accused of behaving unethically are: Larry Johnson, Elaine Boyer, Stan Watson, Sharon Barnes Sutton and – most recently – Jeff […]

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