BOC ordinance of November 14, 1989; amended July 23, 1991; amended January 27, 1992; amended October 11, 1994; amended February 22, 2000. Code Section 2-65
The purpose of the Ethics Board is to receive and hear complaints of alleged violations of Ethics Code § 2-45 through 2-56; make investigations as it deems necessary to determine whether the Ethics Code has been violated; to take such action as provided by Ethics Code and as deemed appropriate due to any violation of Ethics Code; make proposals or recommendations to BOC for adoption of amendments to Ethics Code; to issue advisory opinions as provided in Ethics Code.
The BOC may remove a member of the Board of Ethics on the grounds of neglect of duty, misconduct in office, a disability rendering the member unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office as specified in this division, or engagement in political activity in violation of section 2-74 of the Cobb County Code of Ordinances.
The revised board of ethics shall consist of the following members:
- One appointee of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.
- One appointee of the Cobb County Sheriff.
- One appointee of the Cobb County Solicitor General.
- One appointee of the Chief Judge of the Cobb County Magistrate Court.
- One appointee of the Chief Judge of the Cobb County Probate Court.
- One appointee of the Cobb County Tax Commissioner.
- One appointee of the Clerk of the Cobb County State Court.
(b) Appointments made in accordance with 2-65(a) should be completed by the appropriate officeholder/body as soon as practicable.
(Ord. of 11-14-89, § 116; Ord. of 7-23-91; Ord. of 10-11-94; Code 1977, § 3-20-46(a); Ord. of 2-22-00) (Note: Ord. of 02-26-19 was prompted by the Georgia Supreme Court’s ruling in Delay v. Sutton, 304 Ga. 338, 818 S.E.2d 659 (2018), which found unconstitutional the delegation of appointive power to private organizations).
|Member Name||Appointed By||Term|
|Cynthia Ann Smith||Cobb County Sheriff||12/31/2024|
|Larry Sernovitz||Cobb County Solicitor General||12/31/2026|
|Winter Wheeler||Chief Judge of the Cobb County Magistrate Court||12/31/2024|
|Carlos Rodriguez||Chief Judge of the Cobb County Probate Court||12/31/2024|
|Janet Arnold Savage||Cobb County Tax Commissioner||12/31/2024|
|Ron Younker||Clerk of the Cobb County State Court||12/31/2024|
|Leilani Plendl||Board of Commissioners||12/31/2024|
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