Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: Those frustrated with city council should vote for Allison Silberberg

Your View: Those frustrated with city council should vote for Allison Silberberg

By Twig Murray, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am frustrated. I have not felt represented by the majority of the actions taken by City Hall over the past 25 years. Is anyone else with [...]

Your View: On education investment, Kerry Donley is the best mayoral option

Your View: On education investment, Kerry Donley is the best mayoral option

By Sissy Walker and Carol Keller, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: In a few weeks, Alexandrians will have the opportunity to vote in an open primary election for mayor, to voice their perspectives on where [...]

Your View: New Jefferson-Houston playing field already a boon for local area

Your View: New Jefferson-Houston playing field already a boon for local area

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: On my way home from church early Sunday afternoon, I noticed a soccer game in progress on the newly constructed Jefferson-Houston School playing field, so I went [...]

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 [...]