Tag: bill rossello

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: A windfall or huge risk...

By Bill Rossello If you’ve listened to our elected city officials or the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, every concern about the Monumental Sports & Entertainment...

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: A deal for the ages?

By Bill Rossello The proposed Potomac Yard sports and entertainment center may well be a deal for the ages in the Port City. But putting...

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: Contempt for the longtime resident

By Bill Rossello Mayor Justin Wilson and a few other elected officials are responding to a flood of constituent letters from longtime residents opposing Zoning...

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: Losing your say in the...

By Bill Rossello In 2019, city residents endured a nine-hour public hearing only to watch former Councilor Del Pepper cast the deciding vote to narrow...

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: Last stop on Duke Street

By Bill Rossello The more we see of city policy-making these days, the clearer it is that nearly every major initiative ties directly to development. The...

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: Policy by invective

When one resorts to invective in policy debate, it’s for one of two reasons. Either you’re trying to put likely resistors back on their heels...

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: All politics is national

The saying, “All politics is local,” made popular by the iconic House Speaker Tip O’Neill, has been the conventional wisdom for decades. But is...

City Hall Watch: The deck is stacked

By Bill Rossello The more we learn about the $87 million Duke Street Bus Rapid Transit project, the more troubling it seems for residents. In...

City Hall Watch with Bill Rossello: Making Alexandria less affordable for...

In its quest to make housing affordable in Alexandria, city hall may have been its own worst enemy. An astonishing 74% of residents are...

Our View: Alexandria Times endorsements

Every three years, Alexandria’s local elections provide a spark of civic engagement. In this mostly one-party town, the Democratic primary tends to be the main...