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Update from Joseph Geierman

Representing YOU on Doraville City Council

Councilman Joseph Geierman, Dekalb School Board Member Allyson Gevertz, and Mayor Donna Pittman at the groundbreaking of Doraville's new elementary school.
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Doraville Celebrates Pride on June 8


Doraville Pride will be showing the movie, Love, Simon at Flowers Park for LGBTQ Pride Month on this Saturday, June 8th. Festivities start at 7:30, and include an optional pool party. I believe Mayor Pittman, will also be making a proclamation at the event.

I'm proud to say that this will be the first public event in our city to take advantage of the legislation I introduced to allow alcohol for sale at public events - The Mad Italian will be selling both beer and food!

This event is open to all, and I think is a huge step forward for our city. It would be great to see you there!

Joseph in the News - Speaking up for Historic Northwoods and Speaking out Against Top-End I-285

On May 17th, I was quoted in a Curbed Atlanta article about Doraville's historic Northwoods neighborhood.

Also, I was highlighted in both the AJC and the Brookhaven Reporter for signing a petition against GDOT's planned top-end I-285 toll lanes, and being one of the few elected officials speaking out publicly against that project. If you want to sign the petition against this project, you can do so here.

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City Budget Process - Happening Now


The city is in the middle of its budgeting process for 2020. While I think there's a lot of room to improve the process, I'm very happy that we have finally started soliciting resident input as part of an official process. There was a public feedback session on May 29th, and the city has also sent out a survey to help rank resident priorities - I encourage you to participate.

I wrote a little about my initial thoughts on the budget here. Feel free to contact me with your questions or suggestions.

Brook Park is Shaping Up!


In 2018, residents of Northwoods identified what improvements they'd like the city to make to Brook Park. They wanted to see better accessibility for everybody, and also wanted more spaces to gather for neighborhood events. In 2019, the city is working on bringing that plan to life, and these are some photos documenting its progress. Work is expected to be complete by the end of June.

This has been an important project for me. Even though Northwoods has some of the most-used parks in the city, they had not seen any improvements for many years. When I found out that $30,000 had been allocated for parks in the neighborhood, I wanted to make sure we followed a public input process to identify the best place to get bang for our buck. Residents at the NANA meeting that Councilman Naser and I attended to solicit feedback were overwhelmingly in favor of adding an ADA Path and more seating.

Looking forward, I would like to come back to Northwoods residents in the next year and talk about the two biggest issues with our parks - the sad state of the tennis courts in Brook Park, as well as the ivy in Autumn Park's creek. These are both going to be expensive items to fix, and I think public feedback is needed to really give the city direction on this.

Assembly's Rail Park - Now Open! 

This year, Doraville held its State of the City celebration at Assembly Yards, in the city's newest public space - Rail Park! This park is now open to the public, and will hopefully one day connect to Chamblee's rail trail as well as the Peachtree Creek Greenway!  Definitely worth exploring on a weekend afternoon!
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