Tag: politics

City proposes extensive changes to noise control ordinance

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Over the past few months, city staff has been working to craft potential changes to the city’s noise control ordinance...

Our View: Our school board is not broken, so what are...

When change is proposed to a governing body’s composition or manner of election, important questions need to be asked. What would be gained and, conversely,...

Your Views: The Trump economy benefits Latinos

To the editor: The Democrats had better be ready for a tough fight in 2020, because Latinos in Virginia and other battleground states are working...

Your Views: Seminary debacle is Wilson’s fault

To the editor: Every now and then, a politician becomes forever known for one unfortunate statement. For George H.W. Bush, it was “Read my lips: No...

Your Views: One-party rule leads to unresponsive government

To the editor: Two articles that appeared in the Nov. 7 Alexandria Times concern me. The first is Our View’s commentary on moving Alexandria’s local...

Our View: We need consumer-based local politics

It’s an economic truism that competition benefits the consumer. When more than one company produces or provides goods or services, consumers have choices of what...

Your Views: City staffers do council’s bidding

To the editor: Letter writers may try to blame staff for city hall's egregious policy decisions, but staff is only recommending what it has been...

City council responds to President Trump’s refugee executive order

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council adopted a resolution in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order 13888, which required official consent from state...

Virginia Paving Company to close Alexandria plant in 2027

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council voted unanimously at Saturday’s public hearing to close the Virginia Paving Company’s Eisenhower West asphalt plant in 2027. The...

City council approves agreements for small cell facilities

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council approved five-year agreements with two major telecommunications companies – Verizon and AT&T – to permit the installation of...