Tag: BID

Letter to the Editor: City’s top-down BID approach doesn’t work

As two of the many vocal opponents of the proposed Old Town business improvement district, we applaud the decision by City Manager Mark Jinks to...

City’s Old Town BID decision met with mixed reactions

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  More than a year after an exploratory committee began developing plans to create a business improvement district in Old Town, City...

Our View: A BID reversal

We applaud the decision by City Manager Mark Jinks to drop consideration of a business improvement district for Old Town. The announcement, made at...

City drops bid for business improvement district

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City Manager Mark Jinks announced Tuesday night during a city council legislative meeting that Alexandria is dropping its attempt to...

Our View: Can we ‘put up a parking lot?’

Our city government has declared war on cars. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from the totality of its actions in recent years...

Our View: BID proposal is a good start, but issues remain

Traffic and Parking. Parking and traffic. These two interchangeable issues are the unstated crux of the problem with business prosperity in Old Town. A BID...

BID proposal gets no vote, but will get revamp over the...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  After months of heated debate, plans for a business improvement district in Old Town are being put on hold for the...

City council defers action on BID until Tuesday

By Evan Berkowitz | eberkowitz@alextimes.com   The Alexandria City Council voted unanimously at a public hearing on Saturday to allot further time at Tuesday's legislative meeting to discuss and...

Opinion: 130 businesses oppose BID

 To the editor: We, the undersigned businesses and property owners, do not support the business improvement district as it is proposed and urge the city...

Opinion: Old Town needs a BID

To the editor: Bittersweet Café closed last July after 33 years of daily operation. I made a necessary business decision, but I did so with a heavy heart. Foot...
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