I think everyone will agree that 2020 has been an off-kilter year. When I was sworn in this January, I had no idea Doraville would soon be confronting a global pandemic. Even though we were forced to swerve a bit, I think the city council and I were still able to accomplish a lot. Here's a list of the things I am most proud of getting done this year:
Tonight (March 18th), the Doraville City Council held a first read of an emergency ordinance (related to the Covid-19 Pandemic) that would do the following within the city of Doraville Require take-out only at restaurants/bars (no dining in)Close all massage, nail salon, and fitness club operationsClose all large event spaces At the end of the …
By enforcing measures to keep people apart (“social distancing”), we can slow the spread of this virus, prevent hospital beds from filling up, and save lives... Doraville is doing its part.
As the Covid-19 virus begins to spread throughout the US, it seems likely that we are dealing with a health situation that could last for several months. To that end, I have asked Doraville's city manager to quickly come up with a pandemic preparedness plan that will keep the city operational even if a large …
I applaud Dekalb Schools for working to relieve overcrowding, but have a few concerns about specific aspects of that plan.
Doraville's budgeting process is broken. Unless Doraville elects a mayor who is willing to take the leadership on this, we will not see significant changes to the way our city handles its budget, and more tax increases are likely on the horizon.
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2011 - Doraville's Kmart closes in November; also in November 2011, Donna Pittman is elected to her first full term. 2015 - In the Summer of 2015, a new project is announced for the site of Doraville's empty Kmart: Nexus. That Fall, Donna Pittman is re-elected in a landslide. 2018 - Mayor Pittman promises in …
The mayor's role is to serve as a leader. This is exactly what Doraville has been lacking for the last decade. That is why I am running.
Doraville can’t just keep handling animal control the way we always have. We need to look regionally for best practices, and make sure we’re offering real services to our residents.