2018 Capital Budget – Parks in Northwoods

In 2015, Doraville published its Parks and Recreation Master Plan,  laying out a framework of improvements needed for every park in the city. Here are the improvements that were called for in the Northwoods neighborhood's parks: Brook Park Renovate tennis courts Add perimeter walking loop with paved access to park amenities Consolidate playground area, make ADA …

Council Hires a City Manager

Doraville has a City Manager form of government. This means that the city council sets policy, passes ordinances, approves the budget, and develops the overall vision of the city. Rather than having the mayor or council manage day-to-day staff and operations, the council hires a city manager who oversees all administrative operations and implements the …

Auto Oriented Business in PIB Marketplace – Feedback Requested

In 2016, Doraville completed a Comprehensive Plan that lays out its development roadmap for the next 20 years. To formulate this plan, the city put together a committee made up of residents, business owners, and other stakeholders (I was actually on this committee) - there were also meetings in different parts of the city that …

Addressing Mayor/Council Salary Increase & Charter Change Questions

I've received a few emails about the salary increase that went into effect this year for Doraville's city council and mayor. The city council members' salaries went up from $8,400 per year to $14,800. The mayor's salary went from $14,800 to $18,000.  The council voted on this change in August 2017. While she was not …