Tag: local government

Letter to the Editor: City’s election process is undemocratic

To the editor: This is in response to your final report on the mid-term elections for city council. As you reported, all of the elected...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Dillon authored limits on local authority

By Bryan Porter In 1853, John Forrest Dillon was elected District Attorney for Scott County, Iowa. He then ascended to the bench, serving on the...

To the editor: New PAC seeks change on council

To the editor: It’s time for a change. Alexandrians for Better City Government represents Alexandrians seeking real choice and change in the upcoming Alexandria Democratic...

Letter to the Editor: T.C. Williams lights are an unacceptable breach...

Just when one thought the community engagement process had reached a new low in transparency and objectivity with the Patrick Henry project, we now have the...

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 | [email protected] City Manager Mark Jinks announced Tuesday night during a city council legislative meeting that Alexandria is dropping its attempt to...

Local nonprofit struggles for space at Old Town Farmers’ Market

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] A few years after Together We Bake got off the ground in 2012, Co-Founder Stephanie Wright and Co-Director Elizabeth Bennett...

Our View: Can we ‘put up a parking lot?’

Our city government has declared war on cars. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from the totality of its actions in recent years...

New details on Whole Foods’ Old Town in-store restaurant expansion

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Revisions for the planned restaurant at Whole Foods’ Old Town location, including extended hours and liquor by the glass, was approved by city...