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Update from Joseph Geierman

Representing YOU on Doraville City Council

The mayor, four members of council, and many Doraville residents participated in the 2018 Metro Atlanta LGBTQ Pride Parade this year! We helped tell Doraville's story as a diverse, welcoming community. 

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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.

Dekalb Transit Survey

DeKalb County is in the process of working on its transit master plan. They want YOUR feedback. You can give it by responding to this survey. The survey responses will help the county put its plan together - you can really make a difference by participating!
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Doraville Now Allows Alcohol at Public Events

In May, I proposed a new ordinance to allow alcohol at public events. I decided to do this after feedback from the Mayor's Day festivities, when several people complained that there was no alcohol for sale. It just struck me that events in Doraville - whether held by the city or by a third party - are constrained unless alcohol is allowed to be sold at them.

Council finally passed the ordinance to allow this at the October 15th meeting. I'm thrilled, and think this is a step in the right direction for future festivals and other events that might be held in our city.  You can read more about this on my website!

Notes from Doraville Council’s October Extended Work Session

At its extended October work session, Doraville’s council discussed the following important issues.

– Creating a citywide traffic calming policy

– Code Enforcement Challenges and Improvements

– Finalizing the list of SPLOST projects

Read my whole report from the meeting here. 

Doraville Spotlight: Mamak

Mamak is one of the many excellent restaurants in Doraville's portion of the Buford Highway Cultural Corridor. Mamak specializes in Malaysian street food and has options for nearly everyone - seafood, beef, chicken, curries and even vegetarian (be sure you ask the server)!

This is a great restaurant that draws people from all over Metro Atlanta. We're lucky to have it in Doraville.

Mamak is located at 5150 Buford Hwy NE A-170, Doraville, GA 30340
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