Tag: government

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...

City officials prioritize halting public employee malfeasance

From embezzlement to assault and forgery, eight public employees faced criminal charges in 2011, prompting officials to make tightening internal controls and reforming hiring...

Hot time, summer in the city, citizen engagement lookin awfully pretty

At a time of frustration and fatigue among anyone paying attention to current events it is easy, therapeutic and sometimes correct to blame the government (or lack of government intervention) for the nations problems.

Paying, literally, for Councils decisions

I recently visited the Charles Houston Recreation Center to run on the treadmill and escape the oppressive heat and humidity plaguing the region. On this day, unlike previous visits, upon checking in I was asked if I had paid up.

Pushing back

Your catchy headline for Norfolk Southern railroads court win over Alexandrias city government, Whos the boss? Not the government, (July 1, 2010) might better be titled, Whos the boss? The federal government. 
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