Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: Clearing the air on debt policy

Your View: Clearing the air on debt policy

By City Councilor Justin M. Wilson (File photo) To the editor: One Republican city council candidate recently referred to “debt that continues to escalate at a problematic rate.” Another Republican city council candidate last week asserted, [...]

Your View: NRG is committed to cleaning up the GenOn plant

Your View: NRG is committed to cleaning up the GenOn plant

By David Gaier, spokesman, NRG East Region (File photo) To the editor: We at NRG read with interest the Times’ July 23 editorial, “GenOn plant cleanup needs transparency.” While we appreciate the editors’ point of view, [...]

Your View: Don’t oversimplify city debt issue

Your View: Don’t oversimplify city debt issue

By Dan Koslov, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: A recent letter cited Alexandria’s AAA bond rating as evidence that “we have an amazingly well run city,” (“City’s debt isn’t an issue, according to financial experts,” [...]

Your View: Public Confederate memorials imply government approval

Your View: Public Confederate memorials imply government approval

By Charles Philip Brinkman, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The flying and subsequent removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds in Columbia, S.C., has focused attention on symbols of the Confederacy elsewhere, [...]

Your View: We need new leadership in City Hall

By Herve Aitken, Alexandria To the editor: I am writing to respond to Lynn Hampton’s letter to editor in the July 23 edition of the Alexandria Times stating that Alexandria “cannot get any better” city finances [...]

Your View: Alexandria voters spoke in June

By Retired Col. Patricia Webb, Alexandria To the editor: In this great country, we have a system in place that allows its citizens to elect their representatives at all levels of government. With all of its [...]

Your View: City debt isn’t an issue, according to financial experts

By Lynn Hampton, organizer, Bill Euille write-in campaign The City of Alexandria just received a bond rating upgrade from Standard and Poor’s — to AAA stable. Moody’s upgraded the city’s outlook in 2013. You cannot get [...]

Your View: Removing all reminders of oppression means going further back

By Jerry Foley, Alexandria (File photo) The recent controversy over Confederate memorials really has made me start thinking so much about our memories that are preserved. Then I realized that here in the United States, especially [...]

Your View: End the use of anonymous comments

By Townsend A. “Van” Van Fleet, Republican city council candidate To the editor: A few months ago I commented in the Alexandria Times that letters to the editor should have identified authors. To have anything less [...]

Your View: Community and city must co-operate to reduce crime

Your View: Community and city must co-operate to reduce crime

By Judy Noritake; President, Braddock Metro Citizens Coalition To the editor: On the heels of the homicide in the Braddock neighborhood last week, I want to say a few words by way of introduction about the [...]