alexandrianews.org Editorial – City Council has been discussing sewers for months now in light of new Federal and State standards that require more stringent limits on discharges into the Potomac River.
alexandrianews Editorial – Budget discussion figured prominently in City Council’s annual fall retreat recently. At a subsequent meeting, Council adopted its Budget Process and Guidance resolution for the FY 2018 Budget. From the look of it, Alexandria’s citizens may be in for an expensive 2017 and 2018.
alexandrianews Editorial – Finally, Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8 is just around the corner. The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. in Alexandria. Anyone in line to vote at a poll by 7 p.m. may do so. All voters must present a valid photo ID.
alexandrianews.org Editorial – For many decades there has been a serious discussion of discipline in public schools. The early 20th century situation was simple. There was a code of conduct and if a student did not follow it he or she got kicked out of school.
alexandrianews.org Editorial – Over the past year and a half we have followed with some interest the process of replacing Patrick Henry School with a new preK-8 facility. This process took another step forward last week when the School Board adopted the concept A1 which pretty much looks like what they and their consultants wanted to do all along.
alexandrianews.org Editorial – Earlier this week, City Council approved the revised Combined Sewer Systems Longterm Control Plan. This matter is more esoteric than most that reach Council. It is of the utmost importance to the improvement of water quality in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.
alexandrianews.org Editorial – City Council adopted the City Budget for the coming fiscal year 2017 last Thursday evening by a 6-0 vote. The budget raises the real estate tax rate by three cents. Despite that large increase, Alexandria remains the jurisdiction in Northern Virginia with the second lowest rate.