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Dear Decaturish – Vote “no” on DeKalb ethics legislation

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Dear Decaturish – Vote “no” on DeKalb ethics legislation

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Dear Decaturish,

DeKalb County will be holding elections on Nov. 5 (early voting starts October 15th). All of us in DeKalb will have the opportunity to vote on legislation to revise the County Board of Ethics which was approved by 92 percent of the voters at the poll in 2015. Unfortunately, the revision being considered on the Nov. 5 ballot will significantly reduce the efficacy of what was approved two years ago.

In analyzing the bill, Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D, Director, Emory Center for Ethics wrote: 

“The bottom line is that this bill is clearly meant to weaken and dilute the excellent policy passed in 2015, without any convincing reasons to weaken the bill. DeKalb is slipping back to a posture that got it in trouble in the first place. I would agree that this bill should be strongly opposed.”

At this time when many governmental officials are “ethics-challenged”, you should consider voting “NO” on this referendum. For more detail on this issue, visit dekalbcitizens.org.

– Betty Blondeau, DeKalb Citizens Advocacy Council

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