Tag: city council

City moves on broadband

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council approved two right-of-way franchises, Ting and Lumos Telephone, for broadband services at its public hearing on Saturday. The much-anticipated approval...

Your Views: Parajon off to good start

To the editor: It is regrettable that members of City Council and the Alexandria Planning Commission were not in the audience for the Zoom meeting...

Our View: The city giveth, and the city taketh away

One of the great success stories of the COVID-19 pandemic is the way Alexandria’s government worked to boost restaurants and retail stores, which were...

Your Views: Of course SROs belong in schools

To the editor: Indeed, school resource officers make schools safer. In my experience as the father of three and grandfather of six, I have a...

Your Views: City should prioritize spending on unmet basic services

To the editor: I, too, am concerned that our city is providing subsidies for developers. Recently in “The Council Connection,” Mayor Justin Wilson defended his...

Your Views: Split decision

To the editor: This is Alexandria’s continuing story of three watershed streams: Strawberry Run, Taylor Run and Lucky Run. It shows how our actions can...

Your Views: Council should deny ParcView project

To the editor: I am a member of the Holmes Run Civic Association and am writing to express opposition to the ParcView project. The developer...

Your Views: Private scheming was anti-police

To the editor: In our Dec. 9, 2021, letter “Public debate, private scheming,” we noted that a Freedom of Information Act request had revealed that...

Our View: A good approach to affordable housing

What a conundrum affordable housing continues to be for Alexandria! The general consensus is that affordable housing in the city declined by around 90% between...

Freedom House Museum aims to reopen in April

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] With its purchase of Freedom House several years ago, the City of Alexandria took tangible steps to ensure that its African...