Archive for 'Your Views'

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 [...]

Your View: History in the unmaking

Your View: History in the unmaking

By John C. Nalls, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Would Lee Street smell as sweet by another name? Gen. Robert E. Lee is an imminent and essential character in our nation’s history. Without Lee, the [...]

Alexandria in Action: A chance of a lifetime

Alexandria in Action: A chance of a lifetime

By John Porter The federal government, which has had more than its share of critics recently, made two bold and concerted moves within the past month to benefit nonprofits across the nation. When it seemed little [...]

Your View: Put a cap on Alexandria’s population

Your View: Put a cap on Alexandria’s population

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Our recent city council’s wrong-headed approval allowing a developer to cram an infill house between two properties he owns in the Clover-College Park neighborhood was disheartening for [...]