DeKalb Citizens for Transparency

AKA The Mop & Bucket Brigade

PRESS RELEASE

What: “Clean-up DeKalb City Hall” Rally and March*

When: Monday, November 23, 2009, 5:15-6 p.m.

Where: Begins at Lincoln Highway and First Street; ends at City Hall

Why: “Attention, attention…we need a clean-up in aisle. . .I mean, Ward Three.”

In the wake of the Wogen–Biernacki downtown construction contract scandal, local city watchers demand reform in how their city operates. Now that our public officials have had weeks to discuss the matter (and multiple citizens have made great suggestions), it is time members of the Council adopted new measures to guarantee that corruption never gains a foothold in our government. Note: This scandal has caught the attention of the Sunlight Foundation, a think tank and investigative organization in Washington , DC .

*Armed with personal vacuums, mops and buckets, spray cleaners and rags – all for symbolic protest, city watchers will rally at the corner with signs and a megaphone (for “speak-outs”) to inform people sitting in their cars at the stoplight about unscrupulous local politics. Then they will chant while marching eastward on Lincoln Highway, turn right at Fourth Street, and proceed to the Municipal Building to rally before the Committee of the Whole meeting.