Tag: city council

Letter to the Editor: Restaurant workers need affordable housing

To the editor: Sure, nobody likes a tax increase, but I’m really, really glad Councilor Willie Bailey pressed elected officials to act on affordable housing....

Letter to the Editor: Needed: councilors who can make, not just...

To the editor: What our current city council did by making the meals tax the highest in the region was make Alexandria marginally more costly...

Letter to the Editor: Who not to vote for

To the editor: On April 16, the Democrats for a Better Alexandria announced their slate for mayor and city council. They endorsed incumbent mayor Allison...

Letter to the Editor: Affordable housing should not be local priority

To the editor: On May 12, the Alexandria City Council voted to confirm increasing the restaurant meal tax from 4 percent to 5 percent, and...

Alexandria Times to forego mayoral endorsement

By Alexandria Times Staff | Email staff The Alexandria Times learned when campaign finance reports were released in mid-April that a silent partner in its...

Meals tax, Dominion transmission line reroute approved at public hearing

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Although the battle against increasing Alexandria’s meals tax from 4 to 5 percent was all but lost, local restaurateurs attempted...

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: Watch, evaluate, vote

To the editor: Alexandria City Council’s decision in 2014 to remove three blocks of parking on Upper King Street – a major commuter route where...

Mayoral candidates spar in first debate

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Mayor Allison Silberberg and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson faced off in the first mayoral debate on May 2 with a...

Potomac Yard Metro station scaled back, Dominion transmission line revisited at...

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project will be scaled back to lower costs to an affordable range, City Manager Mark...
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