Tag: city government

Our View: Lights at T.C. Williams would be wrong

Something that’s legal can still be unethical. For instance, it’s generally wrong to break a promise, even when it’s not against the law to...

My View: Why I’m running for city council

By Matt Feely  In 1978, Northern Virginia was brand new territory for me. I had just turned 18, was in what I thought was the...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: A 21-year resource for small...

The Alexandria Small Business Development Center recently passed its 21year milestone serving the community’s small businesses. The SBDC plays a complementary economic development role to the Alexandria...

Letter to the Editor: Stream on Karig property is an RPA

To the editor: I listened to the discussion on the Karig Estate site at the Jan. 20 city council public hearing. The basic issue was...

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Alexandria Times for raising relevant...

To the editor:  It feels good to write and thank the editors of the Alexandria Times for publishing balanced and thoughtful editorials on critical issues...

Our View: An amended call for an ombudsman

In last week’s editorial we issued a call for an ombudsman in Alexandria to oversee ethics issues. In the intervening week, we learned an...

Opinion: Pursuing a proactive, prudent budget

By Mayor Allison Silberberg We are in the thick of the budget process. This is a time for all of us to focus on the...

Taking care of civil servants

Hard times and stagnant pay find city employees in a tenuous position