Tag: city council

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...

Our View: Consensus around body cameras

Body cameras are coming to a police officer near you, pending final approval in the fiscal year 2023 budget that’s slated for adoption next...

Your Views: Don’t ignore Vision Zero

To the editor: City staff and the Planning Commission recommend approving the Potomac Crescent Waldorf School’s plan to have its 155 students in Kindergarten...

Your Views: Don’t destroy Old Town

To the editor: On April 12, the Alexandria Department of Planning and Zoning held a “community meeting” to inform the public that current height...

Your Views: When to use anonymity

To the editor: I was disappointed to see the way an anonymous source was used in Olivia Anderson’s front page story, “Assault Statement Criticized.”...

Minnie Howard assault statement criticized

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The City of Alexandria rushed to issue a statement on March 18 hours after an article critical of the city’s handling...

Your Views: Alexandria has a vibrant local democracy

To the editor: As a new resident to Alexandria, I take notice of community characteristics that might have become background or “the norm” to long-term...

Alleged Minnie Howard sexual assault comes to light

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Back in October 2021, an alleged multi-assailant sexual assault took place on the Minnie Howard campus and at the time Alexandria...

Citations increased for heavy vehicles

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Alexandria is cracking down on heavy vehicles that park illegally on public streets by imposing a new ordinance that raises fines...

Council extends emergency business relief

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council voted during its Saturday public hearing to extend a temporary business relief program implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic until...