Tag: BID

Letter to the Editor: Wilson did advocate for a BID

To the editor: I am writing in response to the letter written by Judy Guse-Noritake, Victoria Vergason and Danielle Romanetti, which appeared in the May...

Letter to the Editor: A call for truth in campaigning

To the editor: As the candidates for mayor and city council inevitably step up their campaign efforts leading to the June 12 primary we would...

Letter to the Editor: City hall decisions harm small business

To the editor: Alexandria’s small business community is struggling. Increasingly, one sees on residential doorsteps, items purchased online and delivered by parcel service trucks. Retail...

Robert Ray discusses campaign for city council

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Robert Ray’s city council run revolves around community. Ray is the the second-generation owner of Cavalier Antiques in Old Town, and...

Our View: A sea of change for Old Town

Sometimes change comes so slowly it’s almost imperceptible. Like beach erosion or the growth of a child, those who witness it daily don’t see the...

Letter to the Editor: City’s top-down BID approach doesn’t work

As two of the many vocal opponents of the proposed Old Town business improvement district, we applaud the decision by City Manager Mark Jinks to...

City’s Old Town BID decision met with mixed reactions

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  More than a year after an exploratory committee began developing plans to create a business improvement district in Old Town, City...

Our View: A BID reversal

We applaud the decision by City Manager Mark Jinks to drop consideration of a business improvement district for Old Town. The announcement, made at...

City drops bid for business improvement district

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City Manager Mark Jinks announced Tuesday night during a city council legislative meeting that Alexandria is dropping its attempt to...

Our View: Can we ‘put up a parking lot?’

Our city government has declared war on cars. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from the totality of its actions in recent years...
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