Tag: politics

Your Views: Development agenda threatens open space, affordable housing

To the editor: Your editorial from June 6 asks, “Is development a net positive?” For those of us saddled with the tax burden higher density...

Clerk of court election approaches

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Ben Ortiz and Greg Parks will compete for the Democratic nomination for Alexandria’s clerk of court in the June 11...

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...

New businesses set to bounce into the city

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com City council approved special use permits for a variety of new businesses ranging from an indoor trampoline park to a...

Superintendent Hutchings proposes custodian plan

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com After months of public outcry, a plan is in the works to address the 30 Alexandria City Public Schools custodians...

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...

Our View: A scooter invasion

There’s an old tale, likely an urban legend, that in 1895, when the first two automobiles arrived in an Ohio town, they promptly drove...

Scooters in Alexandria Part 1: Electric scooters bolt into Alexandria, spark...

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com With spring in full bloom, the birds are out and chirping in Alexandria, and joining the flock, to the dismay...

Your Views: Scooters running amok

To the editor: The more I look at the city’s Vision Zero web page with all the sanctimonious pledges by all the city officials, the...

DASH operators request higher wages

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Drivers for Alexandria’s bus company, DASH, filled city council chambers with red shirts and passionate words to ask for additional...