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Update from Joseph Geierman

Representing YOU on Doraville City Council

Many of Doraville's council members celebrated Chinese New Year this February  with the National Association of Chinese-Americans (NACA) - a great event!

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Update: Brook Park Improvements

It has been a long process, but we finally have a conceptual plan for building out the improvements in Brook Park that residents asked for last year - most notably including an ADA-compliant path to both the park's pavilion as well as its playground area. 

Read more about the design here. Feel free to send me any comments you have at


Naming Northwoods Creeks / Zoning Changes


At its February 20th meeting, City Council considered several important changes to our zoning and building permit processes that would make them much easier to read and more business-friendly. You can read about those changes here

Council also voted to support a resolution requesting the Federal government to name two previously unnamed creeks in the Northwoods neighborhood. The creeks were identified by NANA - the local neighborhood group - which had gone through a process of community engagement to consider the names. You can see the map showing the creeks (called "Stewart" and "Northwoods") above, and read more about the process here.  

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Update: SPLOST Funding


Over the last several months, city council has been working to finalize the first set of infrastructure projects to spend its SPLOST funds on. Doraville can only spend these funds as they come in, so prioritization is important.

The council came to a consensus on these issues at its retreat in February, and held a first read for the items in its March 4th meeting. We'll be voting on them in our council meeting on March 18th. 

I am happy with this list, because it focuses on items I think are important: completing projects that have never been finished (Oakcliff Road); projects that have been long promised (improvements to Brook Park); and focusing on needed safety improvements (upgrades to police equipment; fixing the crosswalk at Buford Highway and Park Ave). 

Read more about this, along with a chart laying out the timeline for the first batch of projects here.

Planning for Doraville Pride Events - 2019


In February, a group of residents got together to hold the first planning committee meeting for planning LGBT Pride events in the city. You can read all about this meeting on my website. Our next meeting is the morning of March 16. If you are interested in getting involved, send me an email. You can also join the Doraville Pride Facebook Group

Doraville Council Engages with State Legislature

This year, many of us on city council have realized that we need to start engaging with the the state legislature because so much of our work is affected by the laws they pass. 
  • On February 4th, the council authorized our legal department to draft a resolution asking the legislature for the authority to require rental property owners to register with us. We are now trying to find other cities that will be willing to pass this resolution in conjunction with us. 
  • At our March 4th meeting, council unanimously passed several resolutions - registering our support for some legislation before the legislature (including one that would prevent irresponsible landlords from retaliating against their tenants when they report issues to code enforcement) 
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