DeKalb County Board of Commissioners 2019 State Legislative Agenda
Every year the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners develops a set of legislative priorities. These priorities are determined and approved by the Governing Authority. The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners transmits its legislative priorities to the DeKalb County Legislative Delegation for advancement through the Georgia General Assembly.
In the links below you can find copies of the resolutions that have been approved by the Board of Commissioners for the 2019 Legislative session.
Please note that there may be additional legislative items forthcoming.
- Resolution in Support of ACCG's Legislative Priorities
- A Resolution Of DeKalb County, Georgia Requesting Strict Regulation Of The Storage Of Coal Combustion Residuals ("Coal Ash") Within The State Of Georgia, And For Other Purposes
- A Resolution of the Governing Authority of DeKalb County, Georgia to the DeKalb County Delegation of the General Assembly Relating to the Repeal of Law Related to Confederate Monuments on Property Owned by Counties, and for Other Purposes;
- A Resolution Of The Governing Authority Of DeKalb County, Georgia, To Request The General Assembly Support Legislation That Creates Opportunities For Innovative Solutions To Increase Coverage And Access To Quality Healthcare Services For The Uninsured
- A Resolution Of The Governing Authority Of DeKalb County, Georgia To The DeKalb County Delegation Of The General Assembly Relating To The Possession Of Less Than One Ounce Of Marijuana;
- A Resolution Of The Governing Authority Of DeKalb County, Georgia To The General Assembly Relating To A Repeal Of O.C.G.A. § 36-75-11, Which Requires A Bond Referendum For Any Authority To Issue Bonds To Be Repaid By The County In Any Way In Any County With A Public Safety And Judicial Facilities Authority;
What are the procedures for passing resolutions and ordinances?
The Board of Commissioners passes ordinances and resolutions. Both ordinances and resolutions require an affirmative vote of four commissioners in order to pass. If the ordinance or resolution cannot reach four affirmative votes, it will not pass. The CEO cannot vote except to break a tie, and cannot vote on zoning issues. An item may be placed on the agenda through the endorsement of one commissioner. Once ordinances have been approved they go into effect immediately upon the receipt of the proper signatures. Ordinances are then filed into the DeKalb County Code of Ordinances, where old ordinances will be updated through the passage of new ordinances.
Can I find ordinances or resolutions on the Board of Commissioners website?
Not at the moment. However, agendas, minutes and summaries of BOC meetings are currently located on the website BOC Agenda/Minutes. Information on ordinances and resolutions can be found in these documents. If more detailed information is needed, contact the Clerk's Office at (404) 371-2741.