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Forsyth County commissioner faces hearing on ethics

POSTED: August 25, 2014 12:22 a.m.

CUMMING — Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy J. Mills will face an ethics hearing in regard to two issues raised in a resident’s complaint earlier this summer, although the review board found there wasn’t enough evidence to move forward on other points.

The three-member panel of out-of-town attorneys selected for Friday’s investigatory review — Chuck Gabriel, Heather Stevenson and Amelia Phillips — spent nearly two hours reviewing the complaint filed by Ann Adams and a response by Mills and her attorney, Joey Homans.

The main crux of Adams’ complaint focused on Mills’ alleged actions after the meeting, when she reportedly posted a comment June 6 on her Facebook page regarding an item discussed during a public hearing at the meeting.

Adams maintained that the post and “liking” of others’ Facebook comments pointed to Mills having established an opinion on the zoning matter, which was scheduled to later come to her as a member of the county Board of Commissioners.

In her response, Mills states she is not a member of the planning board, so her leaving the meeting room had no bearing on the proceedings.

She also contends that the allegations are based on Adams’ opinions, not facts.



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