Tag: mark jinks

Your Views: Too many snafus on Black house

To the editor: I attended the appeal of the Board of Architectural Review hearing heard before Alexandria City Council on May 14. The original expectation...

Trees planted in honor of former Mayor Allison Silberberg

Three Heritage River Birch trees were planted in former Mayor Allison Silberberg's honor at Oronoco Bay Park on April 30.  "I am very touched," Silberberg...

FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2020 operating budget on May 1, maintaining the real estate tax rate for the...

Our View: A good budget

With apologies to J.K. Rowling, we are tempted to say, “You’re a wizard, Mark.” How else to view Alexandria’s fiscal year 2020 budget, passed...

Final add/delete session results in no tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council agreed on a combination of budget adds and reductions in new spending that will allow the city to maintain...

Council considers various budget cuts in preliminary add/delete session

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council held its preliminary add/delete session for the fiscal year 2020 budget on April 23. During discussion, councilors widely expressed...

City manager proposes FY2020 budget

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] City Manager Mark Jinks’ Fiscal Year 2020 proposed budget involves no real estate tax rate increase, no major service reductions...

Karig Estates lawsuit decision nears

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Nearly a year after a group of residents filed a lawsuit against the city over the Karig Estates development, emails...

Our View: What’s the rush

Two important decisions with significant long-term implications for Alexandria are being rammed through the city approval process with minimal public input and arbitrary timelines. The...

Council to mull whether Torpedo Factory remain under city management

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] It appears the city is about to be permanently in the arts business. City Manager Mark Jinks presented a proposal to...