Moderated by Rick Badie
Some DeKalb County commissioners say having paid full-time commissioners might help root out the potential for corruption in the state’s third-largest county. Today, a former DeKalb school board member calls for a county manager type of government. A current DeKalb commissioner opines about government reform.
Hire a county manager
By Paul Womack
Since leaving the DeKalb County School Board in January — with some help from voters — I have made a concerted effort to withhold comment on public policy, especially in my home county. Recent discussion is causing me to break that silence.
Our public servants and leaders in county government, elected and appointed, come from a broad cross section of our community. They include business people, activists, lawyers, educators and others. Each can bring a different perspective to governing. We would hope they share one character trait: integrity.
We nominate and elect members of our community who we hope can make a