Archive for 'Your Views'

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 [...]

Your View: Vote for Mayor Bill Euille in mayoral election

By H. J. Rosenbaum, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Bill Euille has been an excellent mayor. I have not agreed with him on all issues, especially his vote approving the move of the La Bergerie [...]

Your View: Reduced parking standards are the wrong approach

Your View: Reduced parking standards are the wrong approach

By Kimberley Moore, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Alexandria’s leaders have too warmly embraced the notions of public transit and Capital Bikeshare, forgetting a large portion of its retail and restaurant users: car-reliant residents. Not [...]

Your View: Critical investments are needed, despite city budget crunch

By Scott C. Anderson, Alexandria To the editor: What can be done about the Alexandria budget? City Hall is facing, yet again, a budget difficulty, which seems to be an established and permanent condition. Deputy City [...]

Your View: We’re doing our part to find a solution at Chinquapin

By William Rivers, chairman, Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics To the editor: Thank you for the March 5 article (“Chinquapin Olympic pool dead in the water?”) and the March 12 editorial (“Chinquapin pool price isn’t just sticker [...]

Your View: Alexandria needs referendums for capital projects

Your View: Alexandria needs referendums for capital projects

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The city council-created mega-spending tsunami has begun. Unless you and your neighbors replace this mayor and city council with fiscally sensible people and demand the city charter [...]

Your view: Critics don’t know Metroway’s potential

Your view: Critics don’t know Metroway’s potential

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Commenters criticize Metroway’s cost and ridership statistics, but their critiques are myopic, misplaced and guilty of misunderstanding history. Their arguments criticize something more fundamental than dedicated bus [...]

Your view: Metroway is yet another waste of taxpayer dollars

Your view: Metroway is yet another waste of taxpayer dollars

By Matt O’Brien, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I was intrigued by an article in the March 12 edition of the Alexandria Times (“Metroway exceeds early expectations”). Our transit and elected officials are pleasantly surprised [...]