Tag: city hall

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...

City manager to unveil proposed budget

City Manager Mark Jinks is set to formally present his proposed FY2019 budget to members of city council on Tuesday night. The formal unveiling...

Allison Silberberg prepares to launch reelection bid

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Incumbent Mayor Allison Silberberg announced in early January she will run for reelection this year to continue fighting for a...

Controversial topics slated for council hearing

By Denise Dunbar and Missy Schrott Although at 14 items the docket is fairly slim, Saturday’s city council public hearing is shaping up to be...

Patsy Ticer: Alexandrians remember legacy of service-oriented former mayor, state senator

By Denise Dunbar and Alexa Epitropoulos Patsy Ticer, Alexandria’s long-serving, iconic former mayor and state senator, died early Monday at age 82 of complications from...

Our View: Lack of public restrooms is a matter of some...

Where do you go when you have to, well, go? That’s actually a question of some urgency for many Old Town visitors. City officials work...