Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: State’s delay on ethics proves the importance of local action

Your View: State’s delay on ethics proves the importance of local action

By Michael Campilongo, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Mayor Allison Silberberg and city council should be commended for starting an effort to adopt an ethics pledge for the city’s elected officials and code in about [...]

Your View: Snow news was good news in Alexandria

Your View: Snow news was good news in Alexandria

By Stephen Mutty, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Last week, we went through an event that could overwhelm even the best-prepared municipalities. Some streets remained uncleared a week later in every corner of the D.C. [...]

Your View: Campaign signs are an important reminder during election season

Your View: Campaign signs are an important reminder during election season

By Alan Chodos, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Regarding the recent vote by city council to ban all nongovernmental signs from public rights of way (“A sign of the times,” February 4): I spent a [...]

Your View: Reform commission is a strong step forward for Alexandria

Your View: Reform commission is a strong step forward for Alexandria

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Congratulations to Mayor Allison Silberberg for proposing to establish an ethical standard to which our elected officials must adhere, and for choosing now — when there are [...]

Your View: We must protect Ramsey Homes history

Your View: We must protect Ramsey Homes history

By Michael Ford, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Last week began with the 44th Martin Luther King Day, a day set aside to remember the man, the mission and the history. Sometimes history is ignored [...]

Your View: Investment in Parker-Gray Stadium would benefit the whole city

Your View: Investment in Parker-Gray Stadium would benefit the whole city

By Judy Guse-Noritake, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: A community with good parks and adequate sports fields signals a city’s strong values and commitment to the health and welfare of its citizens, both young and [...]

Your View: More transparency in city government is commendable

Your View: More transparency in city government is commendable

By Michael Campilongo, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Mayor Allison Silberberg’s proposal to improve the way Alexandria addresses city government ethics has merit. It deserves support from city council to match the importance voters attached [...]

Your View: State ethics rules are not enough

Your View: State ethics rules are not enough

By Katy Cannady, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Virginia’s state ethics requirements are extremely lax — almost non-existent in fact. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) was tried and convicted on corruption charges in a federal [...]

Your View: We need a stronger vision for Patrick Henry Elementary

Your View: We need a stronger vision for Patrick Henry Elementary

By Sissy Walker, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The Patrick Henry Elementary School and Recreation Center project time clock has begun in earnest. The architect soon will be selected. The community advisory committee has been [...]

Your View: Lights at T.C. would renege on city’s promise to neighbors

Your View: Lights at T.C. would renege on city’s promise to neighbors

By Jack Sullivan, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: It was disappointing to see Alexandria City School Board chairwoman Karen Graf in your pages advocating breaking a commitment she herself made that there would not be [...]