§ 3. Establishment of commission.  


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  • (a)

    Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, as they exist on January 1, 2012, shall continue to be designated as Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and such members of the board serving from those former commissioner districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act. Commissioner Districts 6 and 7 as they exist on January 1, 2012, shall continue to be designated as Commissioner Districts 6 and 7 as described under this Act and in effect on January 1, 2012.

    (b)

    Those members of the Board of Commissioners of DeKalb County who are serving as such on January 1, 2012, and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and until the election and qualification of their respective successors. The successor to each such member shall be elected as provided in this section.

    (c)

    The first members for new Commissioner Districts 1, 4, and 5 and the member from Commissioner District 6 shall be elected at the general election on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2012. Those members of the board elected thereto from new Commissioner Districts 1, 4, and 5 and from Commissioner District 6 in 2012 shall take office the first day of January immediately following that election and shall serve for initial terms of office which expire December 31, 2016, and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors.

    (d)

    The first members for new Commissioner Districts 2 and 3 and the member from Commissioner District 7 shall be elected at the general election on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2014. Those members of the board elected thereto from new Commissioner Districts 2 and 3 and from Commissioner District 7 in 2014 shall take office the first day of January immediately following that election and shall serve for initial terms of office which expire December 31, 2018, and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors.

    (e)

    Those and all future successors to members of the board whose terms of office are to expire shall be elected at the time of the state-wide general election immediately preceding the expiration of such terms, shall take office the first day of January immediately following that election, and shall serve for terms of office of four years each. Members of the board shall serve for the terms of office specified therefor in this subsection and until their respective successors are elected and qualified.

(Acts 1981, p. 4304, § 1; Acts 1992, H.B. 1577, § 1; Acts 1992, p. 6566, § 1; Acts 2002, p. 3544, § 2; Acts 2012, p. 4610, § 2)