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Alexandria City School Board votes to increase budget request

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Following City Manager Mark Jinks proposing a $742.3 million operating budget last week, the Alexandria City School Board has voted...

City manager to unveil proposed budget

City Manager Mark Jinks is set to formally present his proposed FY2019 budget to members of city council on Tuesday night. The formal unveiling...

Our View: Council’s delegation of authority was an unforced error

It’s remarkable how often public officials seem tone deaf to how their actions will be perceived.  This happens too often in Alexandria. The most recent...

City council vote sparks heated debate

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] A city council discussion concerning delegating certain tasks to the city manager and the city attorney at Tuesday’s legislative meeting...

City names new legislative director

City Manager Mark Jinks has appointed a former city employee as legislative director. Sarah G. Taylor, who begins the position on Jan. 8, worked for...

City council considers, clashes over future of Cameron Run Park

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] The future of Cameron Run Regional Park on Eisenhower Avenue inspired a spirited debate at city council’s legislative meeting on Tuesday...

City’s Crisis Intervention Team members honored at Tuesday luncheon

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] The Alexandria Crisis Intervention Team honored nine of its members at a luncheon on Tuesday. The team, developed in 2010 through...

City’s Old Town BID decision met with mixed reactions

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected]  More than a year after an exploratory committee began developing plans to create a business improvement district in Old Town, City...

Our View: A BID reversal

We applaud the decision by City Manager Mark Jinks to drop consideration of a business improvement district for Old Town. The announcement, made at...

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...