Godwin’s written complaint alleges a conflict exists because the district attorney’s office might have to investigate city employees or the city council itself. The district attorney’s office and city council must also work together to validate bonds, Godwin said.
“There need not be any actual wrongdoing to create a conflict of interest, and none is suggested here,” Godwin’s complaint says.
Godwin submitted two opinions from the Georgia Attorney General’s office, which he says back up his argument. Those opinions said assistant district attorneys should not hold a seat in the legislature or a mayorship. Pearlberg said he’s seen those opinions and they don’t apply to him because he’s paid by Cobb County, not the state government.
Godwin said Monday that he hasn’t hired a lawyer yet.