The Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb proposes initial reforms for rebuilding citizens’ trust and confidence in DeKalb County government. Until the cloud of corruption and lack of transparency in government operations are eliminated, county actions and decisions will be suspect. Citizens must demand DeKalb government move to an ethical and transparent higher ground.
Moderated by Rick Badie
DeKalb County residents are sick of a government seemingly ripe with accusations of malfeasance and poor oversight. We turn today’s page over to two groups that want to spark change. Blueprint DeKalb leaders outline their suggestions for government transparency and reform that include creation of an internal auditor to watch over taxpayer money. Also, the founder of the South DeKalb Improvement Association explains an “Economic Bill of Standards” drafted for that part of the county. The third column continues last week’s discussion of our “do-nothing” Congress.
By Patricia Killingsworth and Gil Turman