In April, I sponsored a resolution to audit all of the commission’s expenditures. None of the Commissioners are exempt, and in that spirit my budget will be the first one to be audited. That audit is already underway. Its results will be made public and given to the Ethics Board.
The Ethics Board has its own process, and the complaint will proceed according to those procedures. Let me be clear: I am confident that all my budget expenditures are legitimate and in due time I will be vindicated.
Please continue to follow the work being done in District 6 and DeKalb
County on my website at www.kathiegannon.com.
Editor’s Note: Currently, all of DeKalb County’s Board of Commissioners are under investigation for ethics complaints filed by residents. Commissioner Jeff Rader is under investigation for his public role and the one he had with his former employer, Jacobs Engineering.
Other residents have filed complaints against commissioners Larry Johnson, Sharon Barnes-Sutton, Stan Watson and Elaine Boyer, for their use of their DeKalb County issued Purchasing Cards, or “p-cards,” for personal purchases. Commissioner Watson is also being investigated for allegedly being involved with two men who sought to facilitate bribes. Watson maintains no wrongdoing.