Archive for 'Politics'

Herring prevails

Herring prevails

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As Mark Herring (D) finally celebrates his victory in the Virginia attorney general race, city leaders hope he will keep Alexandrians in mind as he pushes for change in Richmond. Herring [...]

City rolls out smartphone app for parking meters

City rolls out smartphone app for parking meters

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Officials announced the rollout of a new smartphone app to pay for parking meters in the city last month. But a few questioned whether using a competitor to Washington’s Parkmobile service [...]

Lights at T.C. spark debate

Lights at T.C. spark debate

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A decades-old source of tension between officials and Seminary Hill residents over athletic facilities flared up Saturday when city council approved lighting for future tennis courts at T.C. Williams. At a [...]

City council: No real estate tax hike in 2014

City council: No real estate tax hike in 2014

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) As city officials prepare next year’s budget, they will do so without the possibility of raising real estate and personal property taxes. That was the decision of the Alexandria City Council [...]

Food truck debate keeps rolling on

Food truck debate keeps rolling on

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn (File photo) Food trucks are revving their engines, ready to roll out in Alexandria despite recent setbacks. As city officials discuss letting food trucks operate in Alexandria, the popular mobile eateries remain banned [...]

Breaking the cycle

Breaking the cycle

By Anna Harris (File photo) State Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30) wants to shake up the city’s election cycle. He worries that Alexandria’s three-year term system — one that no other municipality in the state uses — [...]

An affordable debate

An affordable debate

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Allocating tax dollars outside of the annual budget negotiations that mark the end of spring has left city councilors sharply divided, nowhere more so than affordable housing funding. That debate sprung [...]

TWU, cabbies slam recommended taxi regulations

TWU, cabbies slam recommended taxi regulations

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Tenants and Workers United, which advocates on behalf of local cabbies, is lambasting the controversial findings of a city task force charged with overhauling taxi industry regulations. The Arlandria-based organization, in [...]

Negotiations for boat club property to continue

Negotiations for boat club property to continue

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) The verdict came after nearly four hours of public testimony Tuesday evening: Negotiations for the Old Dominion Boat Club’s waterfront parking lot will continue — for at least another 90 days. [...]

McAuliffe’s executive orders don’t sit well with political opponents

McAuliffe’s executive orders don’t sit well with political opponents

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Terry McAuliffe pledges to sign two executive orders on his first day as governor, but the leader of the GOP-controlled House of Delegates says the Democrat shouldn’t get too comfortable [...]