Tag: paul smedberg

Council signs off on FY2019 budget, sets stage to approve meals...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council voted on May 3 to endorse a $748.4 million operating budget for Fiscal Year 2019 and tentatively approved...

Council discusses affordable housing tax

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At Tuesday’s budget work session and legislative meeting, city council held a preliminary add/delete session and made a final vote...

New candidate announces run for council

Shortly before the deadline to run for council as a Democrat arrived, Old Town resident Chris Hubbard threw his hat in the ring.  Hubbard officially...

Council considers ICE policies at legislative meeting

Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne made a presentation about city and regional U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement policies during the March 20 city council legislative...

Councilor Paul Smedberg seeks sixth term

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com When Paul Smedberg first ran for city council in 2000, his bid ended with a loss. Three years later, he ran...

Nonprofit leader announces council run

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, co-director for nonprofit Together We Bake, announced Tuesday that she would run for council. Bennett-Parker, who is from Alexandria and resides in...

Council mulls restaurant meal tax increase, voluntary contribution to fund affordable...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council discussed options to establish a dedicated funding stream toward affordable housing at a legislative meeting on Tuesday night. The...

City council vote sparks heated debate

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A city council discussion concerning delegating certain tasks to the city manager and the city attorney at Tuesday’s legislative meeting...

Council votes to create ad hoc city council compensation study committee

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council voted at its Tuesday legislative meeting to create an ad hoc city council compensation study committee. City Manager Mark Jinks recommended...

City councilors discuss DASH upgrades, controversial paint at legislative meeting

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City councilors discussed a wide range of issues at their Tuesday night legislative meeting, including the General Assembly legislative agenda,...