Tag: politics

Our View: Patriotic celebrations are the perfect antidote to recent events

When times are low, as they unmistakably have been in Alexandria recently, sometimes a good old display of patriotism is just what the doctor...

Our View: Council needs to better steward our tax dollars

The concept of stewardship should be central to any discussion of city council’s historic 6-1 vote at Monday night’s add/delete session to raise local...

How the city plans to meet its outfalls deadline by 2025

By James Cullum | jcullum@alextimes.com  After Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) signed into law bills that will require Alexandria to have its aged sewer system outfalls updated by...

City leaders respond after Gov. McAuliffe’s outfalls deadline decision

By James Cullum | jcullum@alextimes.com City officials are reeling after Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law a bill that will require Alexandria to have its aged sewer system...

Alexandria officials expect quiet end to lame duck session

By Melissa Quinn With four members departing in January, Alexandria City Council is in the midst of its lamest-duck session in recent memory — but...

Opinion: Hughes’ voice is missing on budget issues

To the editor: On Tuesday, Alexandria City Manager Rashad Young presented his fiscal year 2013 budget recommendations to the city council. Until council approves the...

Port City Politics: Herring hopes to whip it good in Richmond

Del. Charniele Herring (D-46) will have more on her mind than constituent concerns and her legislative agenda when the Virginia General Assembly convenes. As...

YOUR VIEWS | Why I Am Running

I am pleased to tell you that I am running for the City Council as an Independent. I look forward to coming to know you better over the coming months and sharing with you who I am and what I believe. More importantly, I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on what we can do to make government work better for you.

Herring Sworn In After Recount Upholds Slim Margin

A drawn-out political drama over whether to seat Democrat Charniele Herring (D-46) in the House of Delegates came to an end Monday after a panel of judges decided that the Alexandria Circuit Court had no authority to include 25 uncounted ballots absentee and improperly marked ones in a subsequent recount.

Our View | When Politicians Bicker, Voters Lose Their...

Forget about the partisan squabbling among Republicans and Democrats over the seating of Alexandria Democrat Charniele Herring in the Generally Assembly. The Republican majority in the House refusing to seat her last week in its first session sparked a roadblock to an otherwise auspicious beginning of an important budget year.
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