Tag: ethics

Letter to the Editor: Alexandria needs an ethics ombudsman

To the editor: Allison Silberberg, the outgoing mayor of Alexandria, recently suggested that a permanent ethics commission be established by the incoming city council, which...

Our View: Preventative maintenance applies to ethics

Most people consider Alexandria an ably-run city. Our city staff in general are competent, knowledgeable and well-meaning. There have been no scandals in recent...

My View: It’s been an honor to serve as your mayor

By Allison Silberberg As I complete my term as mayor, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to our residents. Your civic engagement and...

Council prepares to tackle key issues this fall

By Duncan Agnew | dagnew@alextimes.com City council is back in session after the summer recess with a full slate of issues and a number of...

My View: Did Graham make the right decision in ‘The Post?’

I recently saw the movie “The Post” and it lived up to the hype. It was well acted, with Meryl Streep effectively portraying how...

Allison Silberberg prepares to launch reelection bid

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Incumbent Mayor Allison Silberberg announced in early January she will run for reelection this year to continue fighting for a...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Government ethics is about institutional integrity

To the editor: I am writing to thank and commend you for your editorial, “An amended call for an ombudsman,” following up on your call...

Letter to the Editor: Conflict of interest and accountability

Your editorial addressing the rogue actions of the Alexandria Planning Commission (“Planning commission goes rogue” in the Sept. 21 Alexandria Times) when paired with...

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...
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