Despite criticisms that DeKalb County’s top government position concentrates power and leads to corruption, state lawmakers declined to pass a bill this year to eliminate the CEO job.
DeKalb is the only county in Georgia with an elected CEO, while many other counties hire a manager or administrator to oversee government operations.
The measure to abolish the CEO, Senate Bill 378, didn’t receive a vote in the Georgia House of Representatives before the legislative session concluded early Friday morning.
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