Tag: tax rate

FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2020 operating budget on May 1, maintaining the real estate tax rate for the...

Final add/delete session results in no tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Council agreed on a combination of budget adds and reductions in new spending that will allow the city to maintain...

Council raises proposed maximum tax rate

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] City council voted to increase the advertised real estate tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 by a half cent, from...

Our View: Public safety must come first

Public safety is the first function of government at every level. This necessity stems from the fact that, without protection, we live in a...

Opinion: 130 businesses oppose BID

 To the editor: We, the undersigned businesses and property owners, do not support the business improvement district as it is proposed and urge the city...

Our View: Council needs to better steward our tax dollars

The concept of stewardship should be central to any discussion of city council’s historic 6-1 vote at Monday night’s add/delete session to raise local...

City Council expected to set record-setting tax hike

By James Cullum | [email protected] The Alexandria City Council is poised to approve an unprecedented 5.7 cent real estate tax hike when it votes to approve...