Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: City must respect its historic districts

By Ninette Sadusky, Alexandria To the editor: Do Alexandria’s historic districts mean anything? That is the question that city councilors will answer September 12 when they decide either to uphold or to overturn the Parker-Gray Board [...]

The Business Plan: Economic development and the entrepreneur ecosystem

The Business Plan: Economic development and the entrepreneur ecosystem

By Bill Reagan You may have seen the recent announcement that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will relocate from Arlington to office space on Eisenhower Avenue. This win for the city highlights what we typically regard [...]

Your View: Alexandria public schools face difficult decisions

Your View: Alexandria public schools face difficult decisions

By Margaret Lorber, Alexandria City Student Board candidate (File photo) To the editor: The Times’ story on Alexandria’s school board candidates (“Vying for the top of the class,” July 30) stated that I did not respond [...]

Your View: Primary was not a referendum on Euille’s tenure

Your View: Primary was not a referendum on Euille’s tenure

By Dennis Auld, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Having spent a portion of my career working for a newspaper, I understand and respect Mrs. Dunbar’s right, as publisher, to present her position on any subject. [...]

Your View: Arguments against Euille’s write-in campaign don’t hold water

Your View: Arguments against Euille’s write-in campaign don’t hold water

By Mark E. Sloan, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I have been amazed at the number of conversations suggesting that Mayor Bill Euille should simply “fall in line” and “endorse the primary winner.” I am [...]

Your View: City must manage parking better

Your View: City must manage parking better

By Chris Hubbard, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The writer of “Alexandria needs cap-and-trade parking” (August 13) suggested that residents be limited to one car per family for street parking. Besides being rather presumptuous, the [...]

Your View: City debt is a real and growing problem

Your View: City debt is a real and growing problem

By William A. Goff, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The topic of city fiscal mismanagement has been a familiar theme of citizen rhetoric for the past year. With the city elections less than three months [...]

Your View: Write-in campaign would bring out the worst in politics

Your View: Write-in campaign would bring out the worst in politics

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: It’s difficult to understand the response of some of our local politicians to the voting outcome that put Allison Silberberg in the running to be the next [...]

Your View: Alexandria needs cap-and-trade parking

Your View: Alexandria needs cap-and-trade parking

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: City Councilor Justin Wilson’s quest for obscure regulations found another one to redress. Like the hapless Confederate soldier statue that inspired a spirited dialogue to re-write history, [...]

Your View: Ramsey Homes are ripe for adaptive reuse

By Heidi Ford, Alexandria To the editor: Next month, city council will consider the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s appeal of the Parker-Gray Board of Architectural Review’s unanimous denial of its request to demolish the 15-unit [...]