Opinion pieces from city leaders and local experts on a variety of topics.

My View | Frank Putzu: ‘Hold to that talking point’

By Frank Putzu As revealed last week, FOIA documents indicate that the Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services officials confused the position of the...

My View | Frank Putzu: Fire Department lacked input on Seminary...

By Frank Putzu This is the first of three My Views that will examine the role of the Alexandria Fire Department in planning prior to...

The Business Plan with Bill Regan: Great expectations

Our region is humming. You can’t walk or ride down a street without noticing cranes and dodging construction crews. These are, for better or...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: English common law in Virginia’s code

One of my favorite sections of the Virginia Code is §1-200, which states in pertinent part, that “the common law of England, insofar that...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Our work...

As we head into the holiday season – which also happens to be the start of the budget season in Alexandria – our thoughts...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Alexandria’s small business resource for...

As the Alexandria Small Business Development Center enters its 24th year of serving the community’s small businesses, it’s perhaps a good time to describe...