DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond’s Statement on the Nov. 5 Ethics Vote

Dekalb County

DECATUR, Ga.--“The DeKalb voters have spoken. The focus now shifts back to the General Assembly where the legislative process begins anew. DeKalb’s State House and Senate delegations must craft legislation that can earn the support of a majority of each delegation, pass the General Assembly, receive the governor’s signature and then be resubmitted to the voters.

“DeKalb needs a strong ethics board. The current board was rendered dormant when the Supreme Court upheld the decision that the board’s appointment process was unconstitutional. Until the legislature cures the flaws in the current legislation, we are in the untenable position of operating without an ethics board.    

“This current state of affairs is unacceptable.”

--DeKalb County CEO Michael L. Thurmond