Tag: politics

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 1388, 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...

City staff propose revised phase two e-scooter pilot program

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services released a list of draft recommendations for a phase two e-scooter pilot...

Council approves Seminary Road lane reduction

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council voted 4-3 to reduce a portion of Seminary Road from four to three lanes and add bike lanes...

City council newcomers reflect on eight months in office

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council’s first public hearing of the fall is shaping up to be epic in length and community engagement, with...

Our View: Seminary Road touches on bigger issues

Each year, certain city issues seem to be a little louder than others. Whether our city council is considering putting a slaughterhouse next door to...

Scooters in Alexandria Part 6: Are scooters on the right path?

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Alexandria’s e-scooter pilot program is nearing the end of the road in September, and community members have lingering questions about...