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Monthly Update from
Mayor Joseph Geierman

Thanks to Mr. Young Gyu Lee, owner of Red and Green Steakhouse for the donation of masks to our city. Council members Cohen-Morris and Koontz came with me to accept these. 
 

City of Doraville Continues to Mandate Masks

In response to the new executive order signed by Governor Brian Kemp on Friday, July 31, the City of Doraville reiterates that its policy mandating the use of face coverings remains in effect and enforceable. The president’s own task force has identified Georgia as being a “Red Zone” and recommended the use of masks, limiting social gatherings, and closing certain non-essential businesses.
 
“We are disappointed that the governor did not choose to follow the presidential task force’s recommendations in his recent emergency order,” Mayor Joseph Geierman said in a statement. “He also doubled-down on his claims that he can invalidate mask mandates – a power the city of Doraville and many other local governments do not believe he has. We would like to remind everyone that our mask mandate remains in effect within the city limits of Doraville.”
 
The mask ordinance passed by the Doraville City Council on July 13th covers all public places, including grocery stores, restaurants, and city facilities. The ordinance does not apply to places of worship though the use of masks remains highly encouraged there as well. The ordinance also includes exceptions for traveling in a personal vehicle, when participating in outdoor activities with social distancing, and when wearing a mask would cause or exaggerate an existing health condition.

Election on August 11th - Absentee Ballot Dropbox at Doraville City Hall!

When I heard that the DeKalb County Board of Registration & Elections was considering adding more ballot drop off locations around the county ahead of the August 11th run-off and November election, I immediately reached out and asked if the City of Doraville could be a site for one of these.

I am happy to say that the Board agreed, and you now may drop off your absentee ballots at Doraville City Hall if you do not want to mail them. Perfect timing, because today is the first day of early voting!

Also, there's still time to request an absentee ballot for the Aug 11th runoff. The form to request one can be downloaded at this link: https://sos.ga.gov/…/Fillable%20Absentee%20Ballot%20Form%20… and once you've completed the request form, it can be emailed to absenteeballot@dekalbcountyga.gov

I appreciate the Dekalb elections board for bringing an additional option for voting to people in Doraville and for working to make elections here more accessible for everyone in our community.

 

 

Do You Know any Doraville Seniors in Need ? 

Doraville has some truly amazing residents.

"Doraville Seniors in Need" is a team of people who banded together to provide food to hungry seniors throughout the city. This incredible group includes Mary Coggins, Grace Lim, Charlene Fang, Angela Flurry, Robby Comer, and Susan Fraysse. Each week, the team prepares sandwiches and other food and has it delivered to the people that need it most.

If you know of any Doraville seniors who would benefit from this service, please reach out to Mary Coggins at ropemeal@hotmail.com or Charlene Fang at cfang3388@yahoo.com.

 

Have you Completed the Census?  

Former Councilman Md Naser, for helping me get the word out about the census to our Bengali community!

Census participation is directly tied to funding for schools, grants and other forms of aid. I appreciate Mr. Naser for helping us work towards getting a complete count in Doraville!

You can complete the census at https://2020census.gov/

Showing Appreciation to our Police

I was honored recently to help Charlene Fang while she was delivering dinner to our police force's Friday night shift a few weeks ago.  These hardworking men and women are often put in difficult situations in order to make us safer. I was glad to be there and to thank them for all they do for our community.
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