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

Defining ‘business before council’

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Both candidates vying for mayor have taken an ethical stand regarding donations to their campaigns. Mayor Allison Silberberg and Vice...

Meals tax, Dominion transmission line reroute approved at public hearing

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Although the battle against increasing Alexandria’s meals tax from 4 to 5 percent was all but lost, local restaurateurs attempted...

Mayoral candidates open old wounds at second debate

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Mayor Allison Silberberg and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson met for their second official debate, this one hosted by the Alexandria...

Mayoral candidates spar in first debate

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Mayor Allison Silberberg and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson faced off in the first mayoral debate on May 2 with a...

Potomac Yard Metro station scaled back, Dominion transmission line revisited at...

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project will be scaled back to lower costs to an affordable range, City Manager Mark...

Council signs off on FY2019 budget, sets stage to approve meals...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council voted on May 3 to endorse a $748.4 million operating budget for Fiscal Year 2019 and tentatively approved...
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