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Update from
Mayor Joseph Geierman

The State of our City

For many years, our city has put on a "State of the City" address where VIPs, business owners, and members of the public would be invited to hear about Doraville's progress over the previous year. COVID-19 derailed plans we had to do one last year.

For 2021, the city manager and I decided to re-think the entire "State of the City" concept. Rather than a one-time event, we decided to create a video that captured some of the good work the city has done over the past year, and that highlights Doraville's strengths. Unlike a speech, a video could be used in many different contexts, and hopefully seen by a much wider range of people.

You can watch this video State of the City at the link above. None of the accomplishments mentioned in it would have been possible without a smart and engaged city council. I feel confident we are setting Doraville up for even more success in the coming year. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. My email address is and my phone number is 678-373-9137.

Doraville Updates its Animal Ordinances

In February, Doraville City Council unanimously voted to approve an update to Doraville’s Animal Ordinances. The most notable change was the creation of a “Community Cat” program which allows residents to legally trap, neuter, and return feral or “community” cats in the city. 

I hope that by allowing people to legally run community cat programs in the city that Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) neighborhood cats, we will be able to reduce animal suffering and bring down the overall number of unwanted or homeless kittens and cats in our neighborhoods.

Leaf Truck Program Ends Next Week  

Please be aware that the leaf truck program will end on February 26th. This is your last chance to pile leaves up at the curb to be picked up by the leaf truck.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our public works department for their hard work to keep this going over the past Fall and Winter Season. In 2019, we had major truck breakdowns and huge leaf piles throughout the city. By focusing on preventive maintenance and stocking items we knew we'd need for repairs, we were able to reduce downtime to just a few hours the entire season!

New Town Homes Coming to Van Fleet Circle  

On February 17th, Doraville City Council unanimously approved a request to rezone a large parcel along Van Fleet Circle. The new zoning will allow a home builder to construct 85 new town homes on the parcel.

This project matches the vision in our city's Comprehensive Plan, and I strongly believe other development will follow.  More information about this project can be found in this meeting agenda packet.

Apply to Join the Planning Commission! 

In March, City Council will be making several appointments to the Planning Commission. This is an important volunteer board that makes recommendations to city council about zoning and planning issues.

The Planning Commission typically meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm. Meetings are currently done through Zoom because of the pandemic. Normally, they would take place at city hall.

It is important that we have a Planning Commission that has members from all over the city, and also from different types of backgrounds. If you are interested, or know someone who is, I encourage you to fill out the application located here and to email it to

If you have any questions about the commission feel free to email, call or text me. My email is and my phone number is 678-373-9137. 
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