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Update from Joseph Geierman

Representing YOU on Doraville City Council

Scene from Celebrate the Seasons - the Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting

Doraville SPLOST Survey

In 2017, the people of Doraville voted to approve a Special Local Option Sales Tax that would fund infrastructure within our city. The funds have started to come in, and we want to know where you would like them to be spent first. Please complete the survey at the link below to better help the city plan its first projects. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DoravilleSPLOSTsurvey
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Doraville Leads the Way in Fighting Discrimination

On November 5th, Doraville became the second city in Georgia to pass a non-discrimination ordinance. The first was Atlanta, which passed its legislation in 2001. The vote was 5 to 1 in favor, with only Pam Fleming voting against. Mayor Pittman also spoke out strongly in favor of this new law.

This ordinance discourages local businesses from engaging in discriminatory practices based on race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, or military status. The state of Georgia does not have any kind of non-discrimination protections, so this means our city offers more protections for all types of groups than nearly anywhere else in the state.

I'm extremely proud that our council is countering discrimination and bias in Georgia, and hope other cities (as well as the state legislature) start to follow our lead. 

Buford Highway Lights

We Love BuHi is an organization dedicated to creating connections and highlighting diversity along Buford Highway through storytelling, art, and design. The group had a pop-up Public Art installation at Pinetree Plaza throughout the month of November - Buford Highway Lights. This was a great public art event, and I hope is just the start of bringing more art installations to our city. Check out more pictures of the event on Facebook. 

Grand Opening:
Good Harvest Modern Chinese Cuisine and Hot Pot

Doraville's newest Chinese restaurant - Good Harvest Modern Chinese and Hot Pot - opened on November 28th with a lively ribbon cutting ceremony, firecrackers, and a champagne toast! The restaurant is located at 5150 Buford Highway NE, in Asian Square. Check it out when you have a chance!
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Update: Doraville Council Work Session

The city council's work session this month covered several important topics - including updating our ordinances related to parking in residential neighborhoods, improving our permitting fees and processes, and updating our zoning codes. Read more about the meeting on my blog. 

Have Your Say: Dekalb's Strategic Economic Plan


 

This Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm, Decide Dekalb will be holding a town hall at Hopstix in Chamblee to get input on your ideas about where Dekalb County should be focusing its economic development efforts over the next 4 years.

I hope you'll join me there, as this is an important way for us to make sure that Doraville's voice is heard.Spread the word to friends and family. Heavy hors d'oeurves and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome and you can register for this free event here.

Northwoods Kicks off the Holiday Season with the Lighting of Addision Drive


 

On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Addison Drive held its annual Christmas lighting event. Probably around 100 people showed up. I had a great time, and enjoyed seeing so many friends and neighbors. Thanks to Jeff Jenkins, Terry Greenberg, and Tamera Neal for organizing. You can check out all of my pictures from the lighting on Facebook.  

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Doraville Spotlight: Tree Story

Peachtree Pavillion has done an enormous amount of work over the past few years to improve its tenant mix. It has become a "food Mecca" and is drawing people from all over Metro Atlanta. Thip Athakhanh, of Snackboxe Bistro (which opened this year in Peachtree Pavilion) actually just won "Chef of the Year" from Eater Atlanta!

One of the newest businesses to open at Peachtree Pavilion is
Tree Story - which is a great place for coffee and pastries. The space is light and beautiful, and the food I had there was tasty. Check it out on your next trip to Super H Mart!

Tree Story is located at 6035 Peachtree Blvd Unit C-103, Doraville, GA 30360
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