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Dear Decaturish – Betty Blondeau does not have conflicts of interest

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Dear Decaturish – Betty Blondeau does not have conflicts of interest

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Betty Blondeau, Post 1A, City Commission Photo provided to Decaturish

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Dear Decaturish,

Betty Blondeau is a citizen activist who’s worked hard for Decatur and DeKalb County for many years. I met her several years ago through the Civic Association Network, in which she did fine work on helping to get the DeKalb County reform measures passed by the General Assembly.

She also was extremely involved in Good Growth DeKalb. Betty has been a continuing presence at DeKalb County House Delegation meetings at the Capitol. She co-led the fundraising for the expansion of Woodlands Garden. She’s also a lifelong Decatur resident.

With four strong candidates running in District 1, I would like to emphasize one aspect of Betty’s candidacy:  Betty does not have a business in Decatur, and is free of potential conflicts of interest, particularly with developers. This was an important factor in my decision to support her. There has been quite a lot written nationally about conflicts of interest of municipal elected officials, especially involving actual or potential relationships with developers, and I want Decatur to steer clear of that risk as we move forward.

– Ann Abramowitz

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