Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: At-large council seats are a disservice

Your View: At-large council seats are a disservice

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Unless Alexandria drops the at-large voting format for city council elections, we must confront the sad phenomenon that our local Democratic Party is frustrating representational democracy. Why [...]

Your View: Ushering in a new era of community involvement in local schools

Your View: Ushering in a new era of community involvement in local schools

By Karen Graf, Chairwoman, Alexandria City School Board To the editor: Last Friday, Alexandria City Public Schools had a community event to launch the district’s five-year strategic plan, entitled ACPS 2020. This event was aimed at [...]

Your View: Robinson Terminal North hearing was a farce

Your View: Robinson Terminal North hearing was a farce

By Hal Hardaway, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: At the city council hearing on Robinson Terminal North last month, I fell through yet another cosmic bunny hole at City Hall. To wit: The introductory briefing [...]

Your View: Campaign signs are a scourge

Your View: Campaign signs are a scourge

By M. T. Monson Jr., Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Once again, our beautiful city of Alexandria has been defaced by thousands of signs promoting candidates for mayor, city council, school board and the Virginia [...]

Your View: City needs better representation on North Old Town advisory group

Your View: City needs better representation on North Old Town advisory group

By Herb Cooper-Levy, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The City of Alexandria chose seven community representatives for the Old Town North Small Area Plan Advisory Group. In doing so, it has, once again, demonstrated its [...]

Your View: Restaurants must do more for gluten-free diners

Your View: Restaurants must do more for gluten-free diners

By Ines Alicea, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: After living away from Alexandria for three years, I recently returned and rented a home in Old Town while my nearby home was renovated. I ate out [...]

Your View: A track for measuring officials’ success

Your View: A track for measuring officials’ success

By Gary Carr, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Over the past 15 years, I have appeared before city council and the school board advocating for the restoration of the historic running track at George Washington [...]

Your View: City must address crime near Braddock Road Metro station

Your View: City must address crime near Braddock Road Metro station

By Leslie Zupan, Heidi Ford, Keil Gentry, Donna Reuss, Executive board, West Old Town Citizens Association (File photo) To the editor: Last month, Leon Williams was killed on Belle Pre Way, in the middle of a [...]

Your View: Robinson Terminal North approval shows council puts profits over people

Your View: Robinson Terminal North approval shows council puts profits over people

By Dick Platt, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: At a city council hearing last month, officials once again clearly demonstrated they are listening to the developers, not residents. Their vote to approve the conditions for [...]

Your View: Smedberg’s leadership in GenOn closure was critical

Your View: Smedberg’s leadership in GenOn closure was critical

By Pat Collins, Robert G. Hull, Judith A. Cooper, Elizabeth Chimento, Jody Manor, John Rebstock, Lisa Chimento, Alice Manor, Jesus Medrano, Jackie Chimento, Tyler Perez (File photo) To the editor: All across our city, Alexandrians are [...]