DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis recently created a new public affairs chief job – at a six-figure salary – out of the county’s parks budget, according to documents obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Looking out for you. DeKalb County created a new $125,000-a-year spokesman job, and the money to pay for it is coming out of the county’s parks budget, which has been slashed by roughly half since 2008. DeKalb’s decision to spend parks money on a new spokesman may not have been widely known were it not for an AJC reporter recognizing how budget documents were coded.