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City Council kicks off budget planning with focus on employee pay

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Only a few days after the 2021 general election, City Council gathered on Saturday to begin its annual budget process...

Election 2021: Democrats sweep council race

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Alexandrians elected all six Democrats and re-elected Democratic Mayor Justin Wilson to City Council during the general election on Tuesday,...

Alexandria first responders call on city to increase compensation

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council unanimously approved a set of mid-year pay adjustments during Tuesday’s legislative meeting, including a 1.5% pay increase for...

Council hopefuls talk flooding, SROs, crime during public forum

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] All nine City Council candidates hopped on Zoom on Oct. 6 for a virtual forum to provide their thoughts on...

Council returns SROs to schools, temporarily

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] School Resource Officers will return to Alexandria’s high school and middle schools temporarily as the city and schools work to...

Florence King aims for City Council seat

By Allison Hageman | [email protected] Florence King tells people who ask that she almost had no choice but to run for City Council. As a...

First council forum slated for Oct. 6

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] A series of forums are scheduled so that candidates for Alexandria’s mayor, City Council and School Board, all of which...

Council approves eviction prevention resources

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council approved additional resources, including increased staffing and legal services, for Alexandria’s ongoing eviction prevention efforts during Tuesday night’s...

Council to vote on plastic bag tax on Saturday

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] During City Council’s Tuesday night legislative meeting, council unanimously voted to schedule final consideration of a proposed plastic bag tax...

City Council to consider plastic bag tax

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council is set to consider a proposal for a five-cent local tax on all disposable plastic bags offered at...