New DeKalb CEO: Eliminate my job | www.myajc.com

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Jul

New DeKalb CEO: Eliminate my job | www.myajc.com

DeKalb County’s newly sworn in interim CEO plans to use the powerful post to push to for its elimination.

Lee May told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday that he wants to rally county commissioners and present a united front to state lawmakers, who could change the county’s charter, later this summer.

“The problems you’ve seen over the past few years are not new problems,” May said of power struggles between the CEO and commission. “They’ve been problems that this form of government innately produced.”

Gov. Nathan Deal elevated May to CEO late Tuesday, suspending Burrell Ellis as he fights a 15-count indictment.

DeKalb is the only county in Georgia with an elected executive who runs daily operations. More common — and favored by critics such as May — is a county-manager system in which a professional administrator handles daily government operations. Neighboring Gwinnett and Fulton operate under those systems.

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