Tag: ethics

Your Views: Alexandria needs an ombudsman

To the editor: Former Mayor Allison Silberberg tried during her term in office to establish a permanent ethics commission. However, her city council cohorts refused...

Our View: Systemic, civil ethics reform is needed

There’s been a lot of talk recently, both in the Times’ opinion pages and on local social media sites, about ethics and conflicts of...

Your Views: Still awaiting ethics reform

To the editor: Nathan Macek, volunteer chair of the Alexandria Planning Commission, is also director of project development and finance and a senior vice president...

My View | Denise Dunbar: Perspective fairness and free speech

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees both freedom of speech and of the press, while organizations like the Society of Professional Journalists...

Letter to the Editor: Silberberg advocated for substantive ethics reform

To the editor: In response to Frank Shafroth’s letter to the editor “Ethics in Alexandria do need strengthening” in the Jan. 17 Alexandria Times, I...

Letter to the Editor: Ethics in Alexandria do need strengthening

To the editor: I am writing to express my admiration for your Dec. 20 editorial in the Alexandria Times, “Preventative maintenance applies to ethics,” which...

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...