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

Council approves resolution in support of gun safety

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com At its June 25 legislative session, city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the passage of gun safety...

City council votes to expand preschool capacity

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Alexandria’s early childhood education programs took center stage at city council’s legislative meeting on June 25, as council members voted...

Smedberg named WMATA board of directors chairman

By Arya Hodjat | ahodjat@alextimes.com The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Board of Directors elected former Alexandria City Councilor Paul Smedberg as its next chairman Thursday...

Scooters in Alexandria Part 5: State bill regulates e-scooters

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Since the early days of Alexandria’s e-scooter pilot program, voices of opposition have called for more regulation of the vehicles and their...

Alexandrian announces presidential run

By Arya Hodjat | ahodjat@alextimes.com City resident Joe Sestak, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania, announced Sunday that he was running for president. Sestak joins a crowded...

City receives draft permit to fill Potomac Yard Metro wetlands

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a draft water protection permit to the City of Alexandria on June 14...