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Resource Recovery Announcements

October 3, 2016

Resource Recovery Announcements • Trash & Recycling Collection Resumes Regular Collection Hours  • Trash & Recycling Collection for Columbus Day, Oct. 10 • Leaf Collection Starts October 31 • Trash carts for Old Town Residents • Recycling Your Packing Materials • Recycling: if you are not sure, throw it away as trash    More Information: •

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2016 Business Personal Property And Vehicle Personal Property Taxes Due October 5

September 28, 2016

The City of Alexandria reminds taxpayers that the 2016 Business Personal Property Tax and the 2016 Vehicle Personal Property Tax are both due Oct. 5, 2016. Payment in full must be received or postmarked by Oct. 5 to avoid penalties and interest.

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Alexandria City Council Directs Next Steps To Expand Consumer Broadband Choice

September 28, 2016

At its regular meeting on Sept. 27, Alexandria City Council unanimously directed the City Manager to identify companies interested in negotiating cable television or broadband Internet franchises that could leverage a City-owned fiber-optic network.

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Alexandria Celebrates Citizenship Day With Naturalization Ceremony At Market Square

September 19, 2016

Alexandria celebrated its annual Citizenship Day on Friday, Sept. 16. United States District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee and United States Magistrate Judge Theresa C. Buchanan administered the Oath of Allegiance to 101 new American citizens.

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Alexandria To Rename Jefferson Davis Highway, Request General Assembly Permission To Move Appomattox Statue

September 19, 2016

The Alexandria City Council, after listening to nearly two dozen speakers at Saturday’s public hearing, voted unanimously to rename the portion of Jefferson Davis Highway in Alexandria from the Arlington County line to where the highway becomes Patrick Street and Henry Street and to request the Virginia General Assembly’s permission to move the Appomattox statue from the intersection of Prince and Washington streets to the Lyceum property.

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City Events To Affect Parking In Old Town This Weekend

September 16, 2016

To accommodate the King Street Art Festival, parking will be prohibited on both sides of King Street, from Washington to Union Streets, beginning at 3 a.m., Saturday morning, Sept. 17, until approximately 9 p.m. Sunday evening, Sept. 18. On Saturday, the Old Town Farmers’ Market will be operating in Market Square beginning at 7 a.m., and City Council will hold its regularly scheduled public hearing at 9:30 a.m. in City Hall. People attending these events should take advantage of the City’s parking garages.

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City of Alexandria Considers Fee To Fund Mandated Stormwater Costs

September 15, 2016

The City of Alexandria has developed a framework for funding stormwater management and Chesapeake Bay Act mandates. Over the next few months, City staff will solicit public’s input on this new fee-for-service proposal.

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Reduced Mowing Zones Designated In City Parks

September 14, 2016

Consistent with the City Council adoption of the FY 2017 operating budget, the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities implemented reduced mowing intervals, increasing mowing intervals from 12 days to 14 days in all City parks, and portions of 22 parks have increased mowing intervals to a 28-day or biannual basis.

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City Of Alexandria Finds Substantial Gender Equity In Employee Compensation

September 12, 2016

An analysis of pay by gender found that the City of Alexandria’s male and female employees are compensated with far greater equity than the national average. Studies by the U.S. Department of Labor show women nationwide earn approximately 79% what men do, for a national pay gap of 21%.

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City Of Alexandria Conducts Drinking Water Tests In Municipal Facilities

September 9, 2016

Voluntary testing of drinking water equipment in facilities owned or operated by the City of Alexandria shows that more than 97% of samples had lead levels below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion. Fewer than 3% were above the action level, and the associated fixtures were immediately taken out of

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