Dekalb County Government Style To Be Debated

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May has announced that the county will hold three meetings to get input from residents regarding re-structuring the counties government. Dekalb county is the only county in Georgia that follows an elected CEO style for day-to-day operations.

For years, May, as well as a predominate number of the county’s commission cabinet have favored a county management system similar to what Gwinnett, Fulton and Cobb counties have in place. In this county management system, a professional administrator handles day-to-day operations of the government.  Earlier this year May said that he favored eliminating the CEO position and now says he would like to discuss the issue with residents.

Input from Dekalb county residents will be included in the results of these meetings, which will be used to create a blueprint for the county’s request to state lawmakers. All meetings will be take place from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.


Thursday, November 21, 2013 – Dunwoody High School, 5035 Womack Road

Monday, December 2, 2013 – Porter Sandford performing arts center, 3182 Rainbow Drive

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Highway

Written by Sherman H. Smith Jr (WAOK/Intern)


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