Archive for 'Your Views'

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 [...]

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 [...]