Tag: government

Letter to the Editor: Only dire circumstances justify promise-breaking

To the editor: I write in strong support of your editorial of Aug. 16, “Our View: Serial promise-breaking erodes trust.” If we cannot trust that...

Letter to the Editor: Press has unique role in exposing wrongdoing

To the editor: Your Aug. 16 editorial, “Serial promise-breaking erodes trust” does more to counter the “fake news” hyperbole than the Boston Globe-led editorializing campaign...

Our View: Serial promise-breaking erodes trust

Increasingly in Alexandria, it seems that promises are made to be broken. It’s particularly disturbing when this breach of trust comes from those we...

Letter to the Editor: Who hijacked our government?

To the editor: At every turn it seems, malfeasance and abuse of public trust is shown to be commonplace in Alexandria’s staff and council. How...

Crowded slate of candidates vies for council

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Alexandria is moving into election season full steam ahead now that the last call for Democratic candidates to file for...

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...

City drops bid for business improvement district

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City Manager Mark Jinks announced Tuesday night during a city council legislative meeting that Alexandria is dropping its attempt to...

Alexandria’s broken online court document system limits access for residents

Even as months pass, no plans to fix city's online court records system By Jim McElhatton | jmcelhatton@alextimes.com Unlike just about every other city and county in...

Opinion: Does personal financial gain trump citizens’ interest?

From the moment I first drove down King Street, I have always loved Old Town — its historic streets and architecture, the waterfront along...

Editorial: Criminals have it easy at City Hall

Government employees have a target on their backs as the country wades slowly out of recession. Secure public sector jobs and guaranteed pensions anger...
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