Archive for 'Opinion'

Your View: Bravo council for making our streets safer

Your View: Bravo council for making our streets safer

By Sue D. Gunter, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I write in response to the letter to the editor titled “Revisit the King Street bike lanes” in the July 2 edition of the Alexandria Times. [...]

Your View: Appomattox statue move would chip away Alexandria’s history

Your View: Appomattox statue move would chip away Alexandria’s history

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (Photo/Chris Teale) To the editor: City Hall installed bicycle lanes on upper King Street ostensibly as a traffic-calming measure, but has anyone asked what traffic-calming role the Appomattox statue at the intersection [...]

Your View: The coming debacle at Patrick Henry

Your View: The coming debacle at Patrick Henry

By William A. Goff, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The city recently has begun the process of rebuilding our school infrastructure after years of neglect with a project that is long overdue. The effort begins [...]

Your View: Commissions need a refresher on meeting process

Your View: Commissions need a refresher on meeting process

By Townsend A. “Van” Van Fleet, Republican city council candidate (File photo) To the editor: I recently attended a meeting of the Old Town Area Parking Study (OTAPS) group at City Hall. The meeting started off [...]

Your View: Revisit the King Street bike lanes

Your View: Revisit the King Street bike lanes

By Louise Welch, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Alexandria residents on King Street — from Rosemont Avenue to Janney’s Lane — look out on empty bike lanes that occupy 30 percent of the roadway. Last [...]

Your View: Allison Silberberg needs Democrats’ full support

Your View: Allison Silberberg needs Democrats’ full support

By Eileen Cassidy Rivera, Co-chairwoman, Friends of Allison Silberberg (File photo) To the editor: Winning precincts across the city from the West End to Parkfairfax to Old Town, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg won the primary on [...]

Your View: Alexandria’s development process is disheartening

Your View: Alexandria’s development process is disheartening

By Linda Couture, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: It’s really disheartening to live in this wonderful city I call home and watch it slowly lose its historic charm, ambiance and cache. With each and every [...]

Our View: Old Town needs its theater

Our View: Old Town needs its theater

(File photo) In the buildup to the release of “Jurassic World” earlier this month, a wry critic noted that the first three “Jurassic Park” movies could be summed up as, “Dinosaurs eat people,” with some of [...]

Your View: Bike lanes assessment on King Street must have established metrics

Your View: Bike lanes assessment on King Street must have established metrics

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: City council’s vote last year to establish bike lanes along upper King Street without first having established metrics is problematic. One metric I would propose — not [...]

Column: A write-in campaign for mayor would be wrong

By Denise Dunbar (File photo) I surely am not alone in viewing the just concluded Democratic mayoral primary as the most fascinating local election in recent memory. For sheer circus atmosphere, 2012 may have edged it [...]