Tag: mark jinks

City manager proposes 2-cent real estate tax hike with FY2021 budget

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Manager Mark Jinks presented his Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal, which includes a 2-cent real estate tax increase, to...

My View | Mark Jinks: Key facts about Seminary Road

Recent discussions and columns about improvements to safety and mobility on Seminary Road have lost sight of a key fact: The road was designed...

City responds to Seminary Road inquires

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Following months of community turmoil over the narrowing of Seminary Road, city staff went before council Tuesday evening to provide...

City and ACPS no longer exploring affordable housing at Douglas MacArthur

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] A heated discussion broke out in the community last month about the potential for co-located affordable or workforce housing at...

City considers adding affordable housing to Douglas MacArthur

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Members of the MacArthur Advisory Committee and the community were left scrambling last week after the city indicated it would...

Your Views: Our city manager is not overpaid

To the editor: Recently you have printed several letters accusing the City of Alexandria of overpaying its top professional staff. Comparisons have been made with...

Your Views: Is our city manager overpaid?

To the editor: I’m responding to the letter from Townsend “Van” Van Fleet – “Be more prudent with city resources” – in the Dec. 12...

Your Views: Be more prudent with city resources

To the editor: Recently, various local newspapers printed the munificent salaries of City of Alexandria employees. I was aghast that the city manager is drawing...

Your Views: Building Metro on wetlands will cause more flooding

To the editor: Our local government just announced that it has won a great victory by at last obtaining the necessary federal permit to destroy...

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus design advances

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] With construction slated to begin by the end of 2020, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is giving Potomac Yard a...