News about city government, Alexandria City Council and the city’s representatives in the Virginia General Assembly.

Republican candidate enters race for city council

Kevin Dunne is the first Republican candidate to announce intentions to run for city council. Dunne, a member of the city's Beautification Commission and a...

Council discusses Spirit Cruises, receives tourism update

By Missy Schrott | City council discussed the renewal of a license agreement with Spirit Cruises and heard a tourism update from Visit Alexandria...

Councilor Paul Smedberg seeks sixth term

By Alexa Epitropoulos | When Paul Smedberg first ran for city council in 2000, his bid ended with a loss. Three years later, he ran...

Nonprofit leader announces council run

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, co-director for nonprofit Together We Bake, announced Tuesday that she would run for council. Bennett-Parker, who is from Alexandria and resides in...

Education, transportation prioritized in FY2019 capital improvement program

By Alexa Epitropoulos | City Manager Mark Jinks’ proposed capital improvement program calls for $2.142 billion between fiscal years 2019 and 2028, with $194.8 million proposed...

Council OKs new restaurants, developments at February public hearing

By Missy Schrott | At its public hearing Saturday, city council unanimously approved a development at The Strand that furthers the waterfront plan and...
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