Tag: city council

Our View: A welcome pause

It’s refreshing when city leaders truly listen to residents. We’d love for it to happen more often, as what’s common- place isn’t noteworthy. But when...

Joint meeting addresses school safety, council approves SLEP member

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council and the Alexandria School Board held a joint meeting on Monday, in which they discussed ways to bolster...

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...

Your Views: City’s priorities are wrong

To the editor: The recent announcement from the city, “Alexandria Police Department Makes Changes to Service,” cryptically titled to obscure the degradation of police...

Our View: Ready for summer

The recent school tragedies – both the local stabbing death of an Alexandria City High School student and school massacre in Uvalde, Texas –...

Your Views: We have no public transportation

To the editor: Whether you commute to work by WMATA, DASH, carpool, driving or even by bike, WMATA service affects you. The region used to...

Your Views: The importance of Washington Street

To the editor: The City of Alexandria is proposing a zoning change encompassing Washington Street that opens the door to permit construction of buildings beyond...

Our View: Destroying Alexandria’s historic character one decision at a time

City Council is about to vote on, and will likely pass, radical changes to height, and therefore density, zoning in Alexandria. In practical terms,...

City Council approves Eisenhower project

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council voted at the public hearing on Saturday to move forward with a multi-family housing development at 2111 and 2121...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Stormwater utility fee credit suggestions

Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services is consistently in the spotlight because part of its mission is to solve the city’s persistent flooding...