Tag: city council

Council defers vote on live poultry butcher shop

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com City council deferred a decision on whether to approve a live poultry butcher shop on Colvin Street to its next...

Your Views: E-scooters are not safe, especially in the City of...

To the editor: Anyone walking around Alexandria cannot help but notice all the electric scooters scattered hither and yon. How cute and harmless they look,...

Hank’s Pasta Bar expansion to include rooftop dining

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council voted unanimously to add rooftop dining, increase the number of seats and increase the hours of operation of Hank’s...

Council makes Old Town parking pilot permanent

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council voted unanimously to make a pay-by-phone parking pilot permanent at its public hearing on Saturday. The pilot program, which has...

Your Views: Please do the right thing and extend parking protection

To the editor: I live on a block with the pay-by-phone parking pilot program in Old Town. The quality of our lives has improved exponentially...

Your Views: Parking program helps residents

To the editor: I am writing my first “letter to the editor” in my life to address the needless sturm und drang around the paid...

Our View: Are we a slaughterhouse city?

We offer no opinion on the advisability or morality of meat consumption. Happily, we live in a free society where people make decisions about diet...

Proposed halal poultry butchery goes to public hearing amid controversy

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com City council will vote on a proposed special use permit for a halal poultry market and live butcher shop at...

Council raises proposed maximum tax rate

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com City council voted to increase the advertised real estate tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 by a half cent, from...

Council considers DASH restructuring, Airbnb taxes

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com City Council heard a preliminary plan to restructure Alexandria’s DASH transit system and a status report on the voluntary collection...