Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb County [Feb 11]

Commissioner Kathie Gannon invites the community to discuss a new Blueprint for DeKalb County:
DATE:     Tuesday February 11, 2014
TIME:      6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE:   Decatur Library, Ground Floor Meeting Room.  Enter from parking lot in the rear.

You can review the Blueprint document here. This Blueprint is a call to action in the following areas of County governance:

operations: clarify administrative procedures

ethics: limits on vendor contributions to candidates, appointing an auditor, and developing a process so that the Board of Ethics is NOT appointed by the officers the Board is meant to scrutinize

elections: explore term limits on incumbents and encourage voter participation

governmental structure: address existing processes governing cityhood formation and annexation; consider moratorium on new cities for the current legislative session

HOST sales tax: revise HOST legislation (because existing rules allow a pattern of HOST tax allocation that is leaving the County without the means to maintain services for cities and unincorporated areas alike)