AJC – DeKalb corruption report was wrong about CEO’s hotel bill

Read the full story at: http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/dekalb-corruption-report-was-wrong-about-ceos-hote/npCWp/ “I think he’s convincing a lot of people, when he’s there in person making his case,” said transparency advocate William Perry, who has attended four of the six forums so far. “I think he’s coming out with the people in the room stronger than he was going in.”

Planet Atlanta – Got Ethics?

Watch the full story at: https://youtu.be/Pn31QUo4Wm0 Planet Atlanta reporter Molly Read Woo talks with Georgia Ethics Watchdog William Perry and Atlanta Unfiltered publisher Jim Walls about their latest work to hold government officials accountable – and a little about how they got started on this civic quest.

AJC – Georgia has a new ‘unleashed’ ethics watchdog group

Read the full story at: http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/09/16/georgia-has-a-new-unleashed-ethics-watchdog-group/ William Perry on Wednesday announced the launch of Georgia Ethics Watchdogs, which he said will “shine the light on public officials who cross the line” by filing complaints when state ethics laws are violated. Perry was forced out as head of the Georgia chapter of Common Cause last month, a move he said was triggered by the organization’s recent shift to a more muscular stance on policy issues. It came

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Atlanta Magazine – Why won’t the Falcons and Braves reveal their stadium sponsorship costs?

Read the full story at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/why-wont-the-falcons-and-braves-reveal-their-stadium-sponsorship-costs/ …William Perry, president and CEO of the recently launched Georgia Ethics Watchdogs, says it’s in the public interest for Blank and Cannon to release the deal’s terms. He says the public’s actual tab for the Falcons stadium will amount to more than just $200 million in bonds—the figure Atlanta officials have frequently cited as the cap for the public funding component of the stadium project, an amount that will come

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WABE – Former Common Cause Ga. Head Vows To Keep At Ethics Fight

Listen to the full story at: http://wabe.org/post/former-common-cause-ga-head-vows-keep-ethics-fight Ethics watchdog groups make it a point to hold public officials and public institutions accountable and responsive to citizens. That’s actually the core mission of Common Cause Georgia, and for four years William Perry has served as the organization’s executive director. But the leadership of Common Cause is changing, and William Perry is no longer the executive director. Perry joined Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer on “A Closer Look”

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AJC – Common Cause of Georgia’s head to start new watchdog group

Read the full story at: http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/08/11/common-cause-of-georgias-head-to-start-new-watchdog-group/ “I’ve learned it’s really hard to be a government watchdog as well as a public policy advocate. And Common Cause, both nationally and in Georgia, is taking on new issues, they’re playing more of a role in expanding the public policy work they do. And I just think I’m not the right fit for that. I need to be somebody who wants to kick down doors and expose government corruption.

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