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Budget Platitudes

February 21, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial - Kudos yet again to City Manager Mark Jinks and City staff for coming up with another budget that is responsible given the political realities under which the Manager operates.

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No Limits

February 17, 2018

alexandrianews Editorial – Two weeks ago the Alexandria School Board adopted its FY2019-28 Ten Year Capital Budget. After considerable discussion they discarded the budget that the superintendent presented and adopted one with a price tag of some $16 million more.

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Pro Bono?

February 14, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of the October, 2017, decision of a three-judge panel of the same court, which unanimously refused to hear an appeal of a lower court decision which had ruled in favor of the City of Alexandria in the La Bergerie land-use case.

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No Flash In The Pan

January 31, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Every year Alexandrianews.org selects an Alexandria citizen leader as our Alexandrian of the Year. This year our Board selected Eric Wagner, a long-time resident and long-time member and chairman of the Planning Commission from 1993 to 2015.

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Winners And Losers

January 23, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial – In November of last year, a report entitled “Getting Ahead, the Uneven Opportunity Landscape in Northern Virginia” was published by the Center on Society and Health of Virginia Commonwealth University. The study was funded by the Northern Virginia Health Foundation.

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Just Compensation

January 16, 2018

alexandrianews.org Editorial –
Query: Are the salaries the City Council and the Mayor receive just – as in simply - a small but meaningful remuneration for the hours they put in as citizen legislators, not full time and in the cause of a greater good, that of public service?

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Welcome Home And Best Wishes, Dr. Hutchings

December 18, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Dr. Gregory Hutchings, recently appointed the new superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools and scheduled to start in July of 2018, brings expertise, experience and enthusiasm with him in his return to his home town.

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Welcome Mr. Pettigrew And Thank You Mr. Priest

December 1, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – This news organization has a strong record of in-depth reporting with regard to the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority and we welcome Keith Pettigrew in his new role as the Chief Executive Officer of ARHA. He has already met with staff, the Residents Council and the Senior Residents Counsel and his goals include spending time at all ARHA properties and meeting more of the residents.

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Guidance Anyone

November 28, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – At its last meeting, Alexandria’s City Council considered the fiscal year 2019 Budget Guidance and Budget Process Resolutions. Council made only a few changes to last year’s resolutions.

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The Doctor Is In

November 13, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – A large number of Virginians went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and produced an old-fashioned landslide victory for the Democratic Party. Voters swept in a new governor and lieutenant governor and re-elected the attorney general by generous margins.

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