Tag: city manager

FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2020 operating budget on May 1, maintaining the real estate tax rate for the...

Final add/delete session results in no tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council agreed on a combination of budget adds and reductions in new spending that will allow the city to maintain...

City manager proposes FY2020 budget

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com City Manager Mark Jinks’ Fiscal Year 2020 proposed budget involves no real estate tax rate increase, no major service reductions...

Karig Estates lawsuit decision nears

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Nearly a year after a group of residents filed a lawsuit against the city over the Karig Estates development, emails...

Council to mull whether Torpedo Factory remain under city management

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com It appears the city is about to be permanently in the arts business. City Manager Mark Jinks presented a proposal to...

City leaders discuss public-private partnerships at Chamber panel

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning hosted a panel discussion at Holiday Inn Carlyle to discuss the importance of public-private partnerships...

City receives 2.89 percent rate of sale for bonds

After recently having its bond ratings reaffirmed in July, the city announced on Monday that it has secured low interest rates on the sale...

Our view: One cheer for council pay raise

City council’s unanimous vote at Saturday’s public hearing to minimally raise salaries for Alexandria’s mayor and members of council was a tiny step in...

Letter to the Editor: City manager, attorney should hit the road

To the editor: Something’s rotten in our local government. We are not being served well by some of our senior public servants. City Manager Mark...

Council discusses salary increases, affordable housing at legislative meeting

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council passed the ordinance on first reading to increase annual compensation for mayor to $41,600 and for other members of...