The ethics battles among Dunwoody city officials continue.

During the June 10 Dunwoody City Council meeting, Councilwoman Adrian Bonser announced she was filing ethics complaints against Lenny Felgin, a city attorney, and against city ethics Hearing Officer Jennifer Keaton over the handling of an ethics complaint against Bonser.

That complaint has not yet been decided. The city’s Ethics Board is expected to rule on it Wednesday. June 12.

“They’re deciding my fate on Wednesday and they’ve not even providing [all] my evidence to the Board of Ethics,” Bonser said after the meeting.

Speaking to her fellow council members and members of the public during the portion of the meeting set aside for council comments, Bonser accused Mayor Mike Davis of orchestrating efforts against her.

“This process is all for the amusement of the mayor and his acolytes,” Bonser said. “There’s a loss of credibility in this city …. The members of the city ethics board are being abused by the mayor and council. It needs to stop.”

Davis declined to comment on Bonser’s claims, as did Felgin.

Earlier this year, the council rewrote the city’s ethics procedures after complaints by Bonser and Davis took months to decide under the city’s original rules. Both complaints eventually were dismissed.

“This is all about a game they’re playing where they are trying to have me have the first ethical charge stick in the city of Dunwoody,” Bonser said after the June 10 meeting. “The more they do this, the more they get caught in their own traps. I’m tired of the games. It’s too much. All I want is for everything to be as fair as possible. The field needs to be level. The ethics ordinance is not supposed to be a ‘gotcha.’”

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.