Archive for 'Politics'

Proposals sought for T.C. Williams stadium design

Proposals sought for T.C. Williams stadium design

By Chris Teale (File photo) Since it opened in 1965, T.C. Williams High School’s Parker-Gray Stadium has played host to state championship-winning teams in football, soccer and other sports, while also serving as a training ground [...]

City council eases food truck pilot program restrictions

City council eases food truck pilot program restrictions

By Chris Teale (File photo) At a legislative meeting last November, city councilors bemoaned the results of the food truck pilot program, which saw just seven trucks operate in the city last year and was set [...]

Mayor Allison Silberberg rolls out ethics proposal

Mayor Allison Silberberg rolls out ethics proposal

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Mayor Allison Silberberg wasted no time before setting her agenda for Alexandria following her swearing in Monday night, announcing a plan to strengthen ethics rules governing local elected officials. In her [...]

New city council, Mayor Allison Silberberg sworn in

New city council, Mayor Allison Silberberg sworn in

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) There was a distinct sense of the new replacing the old Monday night in the auditorium of T.C. Williams High School as the new city council was officially installed, to be [...]

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) From the offices of United Way Worldwide on North Fairfax Street where he serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer, Joseph Haggerty looks across the Potomac River and sees [...]

City council approves Vassar Road subdivision

City council approves Vassar Road subdivision

By Chris Teale (Photo/City of Alexandria) City council rejected at its December 12 public hearing the appeal to prevent the owners of two adjacent properties in the Clover-College Park neighborhood from dividing their lots into three [...]

Proposal to increase city councilors’ pay withdrawn

Proposal to increase city councilors’ pay withdrawn

By Chris Teale (File photo) After city council voted unanimously to bring a proposal forward to give the mayor and councilors pay raises at its December 8 meeting, sponsor City Councilor Paul Smedberg tabled the measure [...]

City council rejects Robinson Terminal South appeals

City council rejects Robinson Terminal South appeals

By Chris Teale (File image) After several hours of public testimony and discussion that became quite tense at times, city council voted to uphold the Board of Architectural Review for the Old and Historic District’s decision [...]

Mayor Bill Euille looks back on career in public service

Mayor Bill Euille looks back on career in public service

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Mayor Bill Euille said he thought he was immune to surprises from his colleagues in City Hall. But last week’s send-off at the start of a city council meeting proved him [...]

City council mulls pay raise for members

City council mulls pay raise for members

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City council is poised to approve its first pay raise for members in more than a decade, after councilors voted unanimously Tuesday night to schedule it for Saturday’s public hearing on [...]