Tag: Budget

Superintendent Hutchings proposes custodian plan

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com After months of public outcry, a plan is in the works to address the 30 Alexandria City Public Schools custodians...

FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2020 operating budget on May 1, maintaining the real estate tax rate for the...

Our View: A good budget

With apologies to J.K. Rowling, we are tempted to say, “You’re a wizard, Mark.” How else to view Alexandria’s fiscal year 2020 budget, passed...

Final add/delete session results in no tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council agreed on a combination of budget adds and reductions in new spending that will allow the city to maintain...

Your Views: Fully fund our firefighters

To the editor: I am the president of the Alexandria Fire Fighters Local 2141 and am writing this letter on behalf of more than 255...

Your Views: Public safety must be budget priority

To the editor: City council is engaged in what I believe is their most challenging annual task: finalizing the city’s budget. Because budget dollars are...

Council considers various budget cuts in preliminary add/delete session

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council held its preliminary add/delete session for the fiscal year 2020 budget on April 23. During discussion, councilors widely expressed...

Council raises proposed maximum tax rate

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com City council voted to increase the advertised real estate tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 by a half cent, from...

City manager proposes FY2020 budget

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com City Manager Mark Jinks’ Fiscal Year 2020 proposed budget involves no real estate tax rate increase, no major service reductions...

Justin Wilson steps into mayoral office

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Justin Wilson took Alexandria’s oath of office for the fourth time at the city council initiation ceremony on Wednesday night....