Tag: city hall

Meetings on Juvenile Detention Center’s future

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] The City of Alexandria, City of Falls Church and Arlington County will host community meetings in November to obtain public...

Your Views: City staffers do council’s bidding

To the editor: Letter writers may try to blame staff for city hall's egregious policy decisions, but staff is only recommending what it has been...

Your Views: Development agenda threatens open space, affordable housing

To the editor: Your editorial from June 6 asks, “Is development a net positive?” For those of us saddled with the tax burden higher density...

Your Views: City should challenge federal overreach

To the editor: The issue of the halal slaughterhouse was a real test of how committed city hall is to the previous city council’s Nov....

Our View: September storms in Alexandria

Hurricane Florence’s menacing approach toward the coast in South and North Carolina is a reminder that we are never as in control as we...

Our View: One BAR for all

It’s much easier to grow government than to shrink it. Functions, staff positions, committees and departments are all added over time and are seldom eliminated....

Council discusses salary increases, affordable housing at legislative meeting

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council passed the ordinance on first reading to increase annual compensation for mayor to $41,600 and for other members of...

Potomac Yard Metro station scaled back, Dominion transmission line revisited at...

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project will be scaled back to lower costs to an affordable range, City Manager Mark...

Council discusses affordable housing tax

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] At Tuesday’s budget work session and legislative meeting, city council held a preliminary add/delete session and made a final vote...

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker runs for council

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, co-leader of the nonprofit Together We Bake, announced her run for Alexandria City Council at the Alexandria Democratic...