Tag: jim parajon

2024 Candidate Profile: Kirk McPike runs for second Council term

By Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] Longtime political operative Kirk McPike, who is gearing up to campaign for a second term on Alexandria’s City Council, has...

Council sets 4-cent tax ceiling for FY25

By Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] At Tuesday’s legislative meeting, City Council voted unanimously to declare a 4-cent tax increase ceiling ahead of the fiscal year...

City manager proposes FY25 budget with 3.5% tax increase

By Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] City Manager Jim Parajon released his proposed budget for the 2025 fiscal year to City Council on February 27, which...

City leaders send ‘wish list’ legislative package to General Assembly

By Mark Eaton Alexandria’s Legislative Director Sarah Graham Taylor and members of City Council are unsure how much of the city’s “wish list” has a...

Officials present new arena details in Saturday public hearing

By Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] At Saturday’s City Council public hearing, City Manager Jim Parajon and Alexandria Economic Development Partnership’s President and CEO Stephanie Landrum...

City and firefighters reach an accord

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Alexandria City Council approved a resolution last week to commit funding toward a collective bargaining agreement between the City...

Approved FY2023 budget leaves tax rate unchanged, provides car tax relief,...

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council unanimously adopted the FY2023 operating budget on May 4, keeping the real estate tax rate steady, though rising...

City considers police body cameras

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Police body cameras have long been a wish list item for Alexandrians, and a proposal from City Manager Jim Parajon...

Your Views: Parajon off to good start

To the editor: It is regrettable that members of City Council and the Alexandria Planning Commission were not in the audience for the Zoom meeting...