Tag: funding

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...

Council considers various budget cuts in preliminary add/delete session

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council held its preliminary add/delete session for the fiscal year 2020 budget on April 23. During discussion, councilors widely expressed...

Virginia General Assembly approves funding for combined sewer outfall remediation

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The General Assembly adopted a state budget that includes $25 million for Alexandria’s combined sewer outfall remediation project, the City...

Our View: The school maintenance conundrum

Many of Alexandria’s schools have severe maintenance woes. This is not a new issue, but rather a problem that’s been festering for years –...

MVCS deals with mold, leaky roof

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At 95 years old, Mount Vernon Community School is the eldest of ACPS’ 17 schools, and after months of heavy...

Carpenter’s Shelter, AHDC project breaks ground

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com The effort to build a new Carpenter’s Shelter has been years in the making. Construction on the new shelter and...

ACPS plans to address high school capacity crunch

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com With a rapidly growing student population and facilities that can’t keep up, Alexandria City Public Schools has taken the first...

Council approves funding changes for Ramsey Homes, Lacy Court Apartments

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council voted unanimously at its legislative meeting on May 22 to approve funding changes for Ramsey Homes and Lacy...

Letter to the editor: Our police need competitive pay

To the editor: As the widow of a fallen Alexandria police officer and the mother of an Alexandria police officer, I am very concerned about...

Letter to the Editor: Council should call the question for affordable...

To the Editor:  Alexandria has lost more than 17,000 market-affordable rental homes since 2000 – a shocking 90 percent loss of the city’s moderately priced housing...