Non-Discrimination Ordinance Being Introduced in the November 5th Council Meeting
At our November 5th meeting, the Doraville City Council will be discussing and then voting on a non-discrimination ordinance. This legislation would discourage local businesses from engaging in discriminatory practices based on race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, or military status. If it passes, Doraville will be only the second city in Georgia to pass such an ordinance. The state of Georgia does not have any kind of non-discrimination protections.
I believe that Doraville has a unique opportunity to lead the way on inclusivity in our region - and to attract new residents and development as a consequence!
The bulk of the work on the non-discrimination ordinance was done by Council Member Stephe Koontz, who needs to be acknowledged for her hard work over many months on this. She and I have written a joint statement about the non-discrimination ordinance which you can read on my website or on hers.