Archive for 'Your Views'

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 [...]

Your View: How dense can Alexandria be?

Your View: How dense can Alexandria be?

By Tom Walczykowski, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: If you have cable, you have seen her — Kate Upton in the Game of War commercial. She struts behind two competing players in a plush forested [...]

Your View: Potomac Yard is not the answer to Alexandria’s woes

Your View: Potomac Yard is not the answer to Alexandria’s woes

By Ellen Tabb, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Because our top city officials favor building a new Metro station at Potomac Yard, claiming it will attract needed businesses and their tax revenues, although there is [...]

Your View: Write in Bill Euille for mayor

Your View: Write in Bill Euille for mayor

By Glenn Klaus, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I have never met Mayor Bill Euille, but for the last 20 years I have lived in the city that he has served for more than 40. [...]

Your View: Reflections on Alexandria’s waterfront — from along Zurich’s shoreline

Your View: Reflections on Alexandria’s waterfront — from along Zurich’s shoreline

By Chris Porter, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Growing up in Alexandria, I’ve always thought of my hometown as a waterfront city: I rowed crew on the Potomac throughout high school, kayaked and sailed frequently [...]

Your View: Save the tennis court at Powhatan Park

Your View: Save the tennis court at Powhatan Park

By Jared Engeset, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Tennis has been a huge part of my family and upbringing since I was 10 years old. Even when my wife and I were looking into neighborhoods [...]

Your View: Times’ Ford Home coverage left much to be desired

Your View: Times’ Ford Home coverage left much to be desired

By Stephen Hales, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am the owner of 811 and 809 Vassar Road and the applicant for a subdivision of my property in the Clover/College Park neighborhood. I was incredibly [...]

Your View: Proposed subdivision would not significantly impact Ford home

Your View: Proposed subdivision would not significantly impact Ford home

By Jason Von Wagner, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The recent story in the Alexandria Times of President Gerald Ford’s old home located on Crown View Drive being impinged upon by a proposed subdivision of [...]

Your View: School revamp shouldn’t play second fiddle to rec center

Your View: School revamp shouldn’t play second fiddle to rec center

By Susan Keightley, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: What does a so-called “destination” recreation center costing at least $5.9 million have to do with a school renovation project? Everything, it would seem. Sorg Architects recently [...]

Your View: Some ideas for Alexandria’s next mayor

Your View: Some ideas for Alexandria’s next mayor

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: As I write this, I have no idea who will have won the Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday. Whoever prevails, I offer my congratulations. As it stands [...]