Dunwoody council suspends order to DHA members to choose between group and city appointments

Source Reporter Newspapers

Dunwoody City Council voted June 24 to suspend enforcement of a city directive mandating members of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association to choose between their DHA memberships or serving on city boards.

The council also voted to seek at its July 11 meeting outside legal counsel for a second opinion on whether or not a conflict of interest exists for DHA members that prohibits them from serving on city boards that deal specifically with zoning issues. The council also will seek a legal opinion on whether the city violated any law by making such a decision in an executive session.

The council also wants city staff members to look at other cities’  practices and to examine regular training for volunteer city board members.

Voting in favor of suspending enforcement were all those present – Mayor Denis Shortal and Councilmembers Pam Tallmadge, Lynn Deutsch, Terry Nall and John Heneghan.

Shortal was the lone vote against the second motion, saying he supports the city’s legal advice and believes the city offers quality training for elected and appointed officials.  continue reading at Reporter Newspapers