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DeKalb task force will suggest reforms

Changes to DeKalb County's government will likely be recommended Dec. 19 by a group of community members and lawmakers who have been evaluating the county for six months.

They've been discussing the impact of new cities and the fundamental challenges to DeKalb's structure.

The DeKalb Operations Task Force has been considering asking the Georgia General Assembly to enact laws dealing with outside financial oversight, tax policy, pension costs and independent appointments to the DeKalb Board of Ethics.

The group hasn't agreed on any recommendations yet, but its members have said they want to be able to come to a consensus on proposed reforms. They did decide months ago not to seek a change in the county's CEO form of government.

Its members are scheduled to meet from 9 a.m. to noon at Maloof Auditorium in Decatur.

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