Tag: elizabeth bennett-parker

City’s legislative director assesses priorities as General Assembly draws to close

By Mark Eaton The Virginia General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn on Saturday. If a budget is adopted, legislators will return to Richmond on April...

Arena impact study released; Public criticism builds with mounting objections

By James Matheson | [email protected] The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership released an impact study document on February 16 for the proposed $2 billion Potomac Yard...

City leaders send ‘wish list’ legislative package to General Assembly

By Mark Eaton Alexandria’s Legislative Director Sarah Graham Taylor and members of City Council are unsure how much of the city’s “wish list” has a...

Alexandria Democrats sweep General Assembly races, help flip House of Delegates

By Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected]  Democrats maintained their hold on the city of Alexandria – and took full control of the state legislature – Tuesday...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Changes to Virginia’s criminal code

In the 2022 session, the Virginia General Assembly passed a number of bills which would affect changes to the criminal code. As I do...

Your Views: Get money out of politics

To the editor: A shout out to local Virginia legislators, State Sen. Adam Ebbin and Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, who voted for all the campaign finance...

Outgoing councilors honored by colleagues

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The legislative meeting on Tuesday night was the last such event for three members of City Council: Vice Mayor Elizabeth...

Your Views: Public debate, private scheming

To the editor: After City Council voted to restore school resource officers on Oct. 12, we submitted a Freedom of Information Act request related...

Sunshine Law: A closer look

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Alexandria Times received FOIAed documents earlier this month consisting of text and email exchanges between four City Council members who...

Your Views: Vote for Bennett-Parker

To the editor: Elizabeth Bennett-Parker likes to knock on doors, but not just for votes. She knocks on doors to ask residents their opinion...