Archive for 'Politics'

Local developers vie for TSA headquarters

Local developers vie for TSA headquarters

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) City development leaders are hopeful that the Transportation Security Administration will soon call the Port City home. But they aren’t putting all of their eggs in one basket. City [...]

Norfolk Southern announce ethanol expansion plans

Norfolk Southern announce ethanol expansion plans

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Representatives of regional railroad giant Norfolk Southern informed city leaders last week that it plans to expand operations at its controversial ethanol transloading facility on the West End. In a [...]

ACPS officials propose redistricting effort

ACPS officials propose redistricting effort

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Superintendent Alvin Crawley announced the Alexandria City School Board would be redrawing the city’s public school boundaries at a meeting last Thursday. District lines have not changed since 1999 and [...]

Parents push for schools funding in city budget

Parents push for schools funding in city budget

By Erich Wagner (File photo) For perennial city budget hawks, the difference between the city’s public budget hearing Monday afternoon and last year’s iteration couldn’t be more stark. Groups of residents and employees, from local library [...]

Doughnut delegate calls it quits

Doughnut delegate calls it quits

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) After 12 years in politics, state Delegate Rob Krupicka (D-45) will retire from public service to focus on his new doughnut business and his family, he announced [...]

City officials approve plans for new Old Dominion Boat Club property

City officials approve plans for new Old Dominion Boat Club property

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/City of Alexandria) Members of the Planning Commission and the Old Dominion Boat Club agreed last week’s meeting marked an end to the dark chapter of waterfront litigation and the beginning of [...]

Recreational programs could see fee increases

Recreational programs could see fee increases

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As part of Acting City Manager Mark Jinks’ proposal to close a $31 million budget gap, city leaders hope to raise nearly half a million dollars in revenues by [...]

Chinquapin Olympic pool dead in the water?

Chinquapin Olympic pool dead in the water?

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The results are in on the estimated cost to construct a new indoor Olympic-sized pool at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, and they’re not looking good. At $30.7 million, the [...]

Silberberg announces mayoral run

Silberberg announces mayoral run

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Braving streets and sidewalks glazed with ice, more than 100 residents came out to support Allison Silberberg as she announced her candidacy for mayor at Los Tios in Del [...]

No new taxes in city budget proposal

No new taxes in city budget proposal

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Despite facing a $31 million budget gap as recently as December, Acting City Manager Mark Jinks proposed a balanced budget that not only keeps tax rates flat [...]