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

Superintendent Hutchings proposes custodian plan

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com After months of public outcry, a plan is in the works to address the 30 Alexandria City Public Schools custodians...

FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2020 operating budget on May 1, maintaining the real estate tax rate for the...

City councilors discuss e-scooter concerns

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com City council deliberations during the April 23 legislative meeting were primarily devoted to budget add/deletes, however, as has been the...

DASH drivers vote for strike authorization

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Alexandria bus drivers gathered on Saturday to vote on the ability to authorize a strike. The vote passed unanimously. “We’re not...

DASH operators request higher wages

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Drivers for Alexandria’s bus company, DASH, filled city council chambers with red shirts and passionate words to ask for additional...

Council approves revised Landmark Mall master plan

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Landmark Mall, Alexandria’s major West End development project, took a significant step forward, as city council approved a revised master...