Tag: legislative session

Council raises proposed maximum tax rate

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com City council voted to increase the advertised real estate tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 by a half cent, from...

Council considers DASH restructuring, Airbnb taxes

By Hannah Himes | hhimes@alextimes.com City Council heard a preliminary plan to restructure Alexandria’s DASH transit system and a status report on the voluntary collection...

Alexandria braces for summer Metro shutdown

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com As the three-month summer Metro shutdown looms, city staff and city council are struggling to reach consensus on solutions that...

New council holds first legislative meeting

The new city council, which was sworn in on Jan. 2, gathered for its first legislative session of 2019 on Tuesday evening. It was also...

Councilors worried about potential Seminary Road transition

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At Tuesday evening’s legislative session, city council members expressed concern about possible changes to Seminary Road’s high-occupant vehicle lane. The city...

Council discusses affordable housing tax

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At Tuesday’s budget work session and legislative meeting, city council held a preliminary add/delete session and made a final vote...

Tax assessment gap widens

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At Tuesday evening’s legislative session, city council received and passed a staff report on 2018 real property assessments, approved a...

North End group presents community-enhancing plan to council

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At city council’s legislative session on Tuesday evening, the North End Quality of Life Work Group presented a community action...

Our View: City council wish list

Labor Day marks the beginning of a new year for many. The end of summer in reality, if not by calendar, is the traditional starting...