“The whole idea of being county-specific is obsolete,” said Michael Thurmond, a board member of the new state-created transit authority that covers 13 counties, several transit operators and something around five million Georgians.
Among DeKalb County’s many uniquenesses is how its government is set up: its top official is a powerful CEO. A state House bill that would eliminate the CEO job was filed on Tuesday and got remarkably speedy committee approval.
What does the next Legislative session hold? Probably not approval of laws on casinos, religious freedom or an overhaul of DeKalb County’s government, according to a panel of the county’s delegates to the Gold Dome.