Tag: city council

A look back at 2023

What a year this was!  When the much-delayed Potomac Yard Metro station opened amid fanfare in May, little did the public know what was hurtling...

Contentious 301 N. Fairfax St. project deferred

By Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] City Council deferred action on the redevelopment proposal for 301 N. Fairfax St. at Saturday’s public hearing. Action on the...

Officials present new arena details in Saturday public hearing

By Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] At Saturday’s City Council public hearing, City Manager Jim Parajon and Alexandria Economic Development Partnership’s President and CEO Stephanie Landrum...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Hits and misses in 2023

By Mark Eaton About Alexandria reached its second anniversary last month, so it is time to look back on 2023’s columns to assess the...

Zoning for Housing, explained: What to know ahead of the November...

By Mark Eaton and Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] The city’s “Zoning for Housing/Housing for All” proposal is approaching a planned vote from City Council on...

Dozens show support, opposition to incoming Zoning for Housing vote

By Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] In a nearly four-and-a-half hour public hearing Tuesday night at the City Council legislative meeting, dozens of residents spoke up...

Council poised to eliminate single-family neighborhoods

By Eric R. Wagner  City Council is preparing to implement wide-ranging changes to the city’s zoning code that would effectively eliminate single-family neighborhoods in Alexandria....

City Council rethinks panhandling regulations

By Wafir Salih | [email protected]  Alexandria City Council is reevaluating its panhandling regulations due to recent developments in First Amendment case law. While existing regulations...

Good policy takes time

Like an aromatic soup, good policy shouldn’t be rushed – or overloaded with unnecessary ingredients. Think of the omnibus bills passed across the river. They...

General Registrar reappointed

By Leslie Golden | [email protected]  The Alexandria Electoral Board unanimously voted to reappoint Angie Maniglia-Turner as the General Registrar and Director of Elections for the...