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The Dekalb Commissioners still haven't figured out who they want to appoint to the Ethic's Board, there down to one person but there still dragging there feet. But as the excuses fly from Sharon Sutton and Stan Watson they feel that the ethics board is politically motivated. Do you all think they care to much about the voters and citizens of DeKalb County if there shuffling over there own ethics? I bet they will shuffle there feet till well after May 20th. I know two Commissioners who are embroiled in payola over planning and development as it concerns to someone's daddy that made the phrase "where is Loganville" famous. 


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Steve Brown January 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM
I found it interesting that DeKalb County in there charter calls for a Ethics board, but it hasn't been funded or supported in the past 20 years. We need to get rid of the professional politicians and elect citizens that care about there children's future. Or we'll end up with more like Vernon Jones who kicked the Red Cross and Katrina Refugees out of Dekalb in 4 days. But caused a economic boom in Gwinnett and Cobb counties.
mimmie January 25, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Whether or not your concerns have any basis in reality, I'd suggest that you study up on some remedial English so that your words carry more weight, instead of being laughed off as the rantings of someone with a 4th grade education. "Ethics" is the correct spelling "Ethic's" means of, or belonging to Ethic "There" = at that place "Their" = belonging to them (pay attention, Steve Brown) "They're" = they are "To" is a preposition "Too" can mean overly, as in "too much" "Two" = 2... at least you got this one right.
Steve Brown January 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM
mimmie if your concerned more about my usage of the english language than the facts that are at hand in DeKalb County then we may not see eye to eye. I am financially supporting ANYONE that runs against any commissioner this year and next. What are you doing in your community?
mimmie January 25, 2014 at 12:13 PM
It's great that you two are being active in the community, but if you want people to take you seriously, being able to write properly and form cohesive arguments is important. As for the "facts" in the original post: "two Commissioners who are embroiled in payola over planning and development as it concerns to someone's daddy that made the phrase "where is Loganville" famous." This tells me (and likely the rest of the audience) absolutely nothing. Who are the two commissioners? Is there proof of the payola? What exactly are they doing? Who is "someone's daddy," what do they have to do with Loganville, and what does Loganville have to do with Dekalb County? These are not "facts," they're extremely vague allegations of wrongdoing. There is a difference between a misspelled rant and a fact-filled article. I was merely point out that if citizens want their neighbors to assist them in a (probably very worthy) cause, it's important to know the difference. The best intentions can be derailed by an unprofessional appearance.
Betty January 25, 2014 at 12:18 PM
mimmie You remind me of a state house rep that delights in critiquing emails from voters and lobbyists alike in there usage of the english language. Of course, they also mass email their comments out throughout the gold dome personnel too. I hit delete when I see it come across my desk.
Patricia Killingsworth January 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM
I share your concerns about the state of the DeKalb County Board of Ethics, having served on it for a number of years and experienced the complete lack of support from the CEO and the Commissioners. However, I am pleased to report that Commissioner Jeff Rader has taken action to right the ship and to fully fund the board. The appointment of five new members is on the January 28 BOC agenda. This represents real progress, something we haven't seen in a while.
MHBrown January 26, 2014 at 04:29 PM
Mimmie is exactly right. If you write like an uneducated person your readers will assume you are an uneducated person—and they will be right. You are HOW you write as much as WHAT you write. Why should I care what an ignorant, uneducated person thinks? It isn't rocket science. If you want to be taken seriously, write in a manner that expresses that wish or be ignored by anyone who matters.
Bootstrap Capitalist January 27, 2014 at 06:53 AM
Is the independent auditor of DC financial statements part of the ethics board. I was assuming an $80 Million restatement of 2012 numbers would push that along. When is the story coming out about that?
Betty January 27, 2014 at 01:55 PM
MHBrown and mimmie I was educated in Dekalb County Schools, went to UGA and earned a degree. Then i got married, stayed home to raise my children till they all left. Then I went to work for DeKalb County and later the State. If you don't like my blog then you don't have to read it. If the state of my english isn't up to your high standards then I'd suggest you volunteer your time to your local schools. To become a mentor to the children in need of help.
mimmie January 27, 2014 at 03:03 PM
Regardless of anyone's capacity for mentoring the *current* DeKalb County youth, *you* are an adult, and are therefore responsible for your own ability to convey sentiments & arguments in proper English. If you want people to take your opinions on County issues seriously, and if you have a college education, SURELY it is worth the five minutes it would take you to learn about simple homophones like your/you're, there/their, etc. and the appropriate use(s) of each spelling. This is an elementary-level concept. In the meantime, as MHBrown mentioned, you will come off as ignorant and uneducated.


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