Tag: mark eaton

About Alexandria: Public sector hiring myths

By Mark Eaton Alexandria’s city government and ACPS are the products of hiring decisions. Voters make hiring decisions in elections and administrators make hiring decisions...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: The mystery of Chinquapin Pool

Alexandria’s urban legends are fascinating. They include the various answers to this question: How, in 1985, was the Chinquapin Recreation Center opened next to...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Stormwater utility fee credit suggestions

Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services is consistently in the spotlight because part of its mission is to solve the city’s persistent flooding...

Your Views: Times columnists need viewpoint diversity

To the editor: I ask that you seek a greater diversity of views among those you feature in the yellow-background columns on the weekly opinion...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Alexandria’s listening deficit

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) thinks parents need another way to share their views about the public schools. Accordingly, he established an email address, [email protected],...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Repair the ACHS cistern

Every day when Alexandria City High School students and staff cross the plaza to the main entrance of the King Street campus, they walk...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Rethinking SROs

School resource officers became a flashpoint this year in Alexandria. Last May, City Council voted 5-1 to redirect funding for uniformed Alexandria Police Department...

Justin Wilson steps into mayoral office

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Justin Wilson took Alexandria’s oath of office for the fourth time at the city council initiation ceremony on Wednesday night....