Archive for 'Opinion'

Your View: Potomac Yard Metro will not benefit Alexandria

Your View: Potomac Yard Metro will not benefit Alexandria

By William G. Turner, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am so pleased with Mayor Bill Euille and his cast of city councilors for moving ahead with the new Metro station in Potomac Yard. What [...]

Your View: Development must set the atmosphere of an area

Your View: Development must set the atmosphere of an area

By Poul Hertel, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Just recently, I saw an advertisement by developer EYA for the company’s newest condominium design in Montgomery County. Make a few tweaks and you have something that [...]

Your View: Kerry Donley is the perfect candidate for Alexandria mayor

Your View: Kerry Donley is the perfect candidate for Alexandria mayor

By Diane Charles, Donna Fossum, Kevin Grim, Dak Hardwick, Sally and Steven Krahn, Jim McIntyre, Sandy Murphy, Gayle Reuter, Judy and Michael Stack, Christa Watters, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The current primary race for [...]

Your View: Those frustrated with city council should vote for Allison Silberberg

Your View: Those frustrated with city council should vote for Allison Silberberg

By Twig Murray, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am frustrated. I have not felt represented by the majority of the actions taken by City Hall over the past 25 years. Is anyone else with [...]

Your View: On education investment, Kerry Donley is the best mayoral option

Your View: On education investment, Kerry Donley is the best mayoral option

By Sissy Walker and Carol Keller, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: In a few weeks, Alexandrians will have the opportunity to vote in an open primary election for mayor, to voice their perspectives on where [...]

Your View: New Jefferson-Houston playing field already a boon for local area

Your View: New Jefferson-Houston playing field already a boon for local area

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: On my way home from church early Sunday afternoon, I noticed a soccer game in progress on the newly constructed Jefferson-Houston School playing field, so I went [...]

Our View: Potomac Yard approval does not mean project is without issues

Our View: Potomac Yard approval does not mean project is without issues

As expected, last week Alexandria City Council unanimously voted to move forward with building a Metro station at Potomac Yard. And as expected, there was considerable self-congratulation from Mayor Bill Euille and city councilors after the [...]

Your View: Potomac Yard Metro will be good for business

By Walter Clarke, board chairman, and John Long, president and CEO, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce To the editor: As part of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 legislative agenda, the chamber’s board of directors identified the [...]

Your View: What’s the plan for Potomac Yard cost increases?

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria To the editor: At the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority hearing on the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station, there was no public consensus around City Hall’s preferred Alternative B. However, all official [...]

Your View: Robinson Terminal South hearings ignored critical issues

By Townsend A. “Van” Van Fleet To the editor: If there was ever an occasion to disband a city commission and reappoint new members, it occurred last month, after the city planning commission’s consideration of the [...]