Archive for 'Your Views'

ACPS capital budget needs increased oversight

ACPS capital budget needs increased oversight

By Scott Newsham, Former member of the Alexandria City School Board (2006-2009) and former chair of the facilities committee (2006-2008) (File Photo) To the editor: City residents should be skeptical of the 2015-24 capital improvement program budget [...]

Times’ reporting on serial killer possibility fell woefully short

Times’ reporting on serial killer possibility fell woefully short

By Ronald Scott, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: The February 20 issue of the Alexandria Times posited the question: A serial killer in Alexandria? The article noted that a firearm was used in the murders of [...]

Alexandria in ACTion: ACTions speak louder than words

Alexandria in ACTion: ACTions speak louder than words

By John Porter (File Photo) With all that’s going on in Washington regarding the federal budget and tax reform, the potential impact on nonprofits is immense. The president’s budget includes important efforts that engage the philanthropic [...]

City officials spend their time worrying about bike lanes?

City officials spend their time worrying about bike lanes?

By Linda Lyons, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I drove up King Street past Russell Road recently, a stretch of road where some at City Hall think there should be bike lanes. Good grief. What an [...]

Heading down the path to a compromise on contentious King Street bike lane proposal

Heading down the path to a compromise on contentious King Street bike lane proposal

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board member Kevin Posey remonstrated against his colleagues’ decision to delay bicycle lanes on the King Street hill for further discussion, preferring instead to [...]

We should welcome change with open arms

We should welcome change with open arms

By Bob Kaufman, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Not all of us fear change or the future growth and development of Old Town. Not all of us fear affordable homes, mixed-income neighborhoods or our young households. [...]

MOVE ALONG: Decision on bike lanes is in city council’s hands

MOVE ALONG: Decision on bike lanes is in city council’s hands

By Jonathan Krall (File Photo) At its February 24 hearing, the city’s traffic and parking board voted 5-2 to recommend another delay for the King Street bike lane and pedestrian improvements project. The board reconsidered this [...]

ACTion Alexandria is committed to fostering civic engagement

ACTion Alexandria is committed to fostering civic engagement

By Kerrin Epstein, ACT for Alexandria To the editor: As an online forum for civic engagement, ACTion Alexandria, an initiative of ACT for Alexandria, was excited to be included in the What’s Next, Alexandria process. In the [...]

What the foot of King Street really needs is another boat launch

What the foot of King Street really needs is another boat launch

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I had the opportunity to participate in a waterfront plan exercise at a recent Old Town Civic Association meeting. I am not impressed with the skating rink and [...]

Ice and snow removal must be taken seriously

Ice and snow removal must be taken seriously

By Frank Shafroth , Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: The blanket of snow that fell last month added — in too many instances — a white cover over sheer ice from sidewalks not cleared in neighborhoods [...]