Tag: Willie Bailey

Our View: Wanted: More low-income housing

Housing affordability is an issue that continues to bedevil Alexandria. We have frequently lamented on these pages the gradual loss of affordable housing units in...

Letter to the Editor: New councilors should protect housing funds

To the editor: There have been suggestions in the press and on social media that City Councilor Willie Bailey lost his bid for re-election because...

Vice Mayor Justin Wilson wins Democratic nomination for mayor

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott Change was the story of Tuesday night’s Democratic primary. Vice Mayor Justin Wilson unseated incumbent Allison Silberberg when he won...

Election 2018: All you need to know before heading to the...

By Mae Hunt | mhunt@alextimes.com After months of campaigning from mayoral candidates and council hopefuls, Alexandria voters will decide the Democratic nominees for mayor and...

Facing final countdown, council candidates brawl

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Exactly one week before the Democratic primary, the dozen candidates vying for six seats gathered for a final debate on...

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...

Our View: Right road, wrong vehicle

It’s possible to reach the right destination on the back of the wrong horse. That’s our takeaway from city council’s decision at Monday night’s...

Letter to the Editor: Meals taxes are regressive

To the editor: The proposed meals-tax increase before city council would hurt Alexandria residents who are struggling to afford housing (Alexa Epitropoulos, “Ahead of budget...

Council approves FY2019 budget, tentatively approves 1 percent meals tax increase

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council approved a $748.4 million FY2019 budget on Thursday, including a tentative 1 percent increase in the restaurant meals...

Ahead of budget adoption, restaurateurs voice opposition to proposed meals tax...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A number of Alexandria restaurateurs took a formal stance against the proposed one-percent meals tax increase as council prepares to...
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