• ARCHIVES (Current Year)

Editorials

Mobile Health Comes To Alexandria

May 25, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – This week the Alexandria Fire Department implemented the Mobile Integrated Healthcare/Community Paramedic Program. This mouthful of words has a strong and creative purpose and we will just call it Community Paramedics in this editorial.

Read More »

Finding A New School Leader

May 19, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Three members of the alexandrianews.org Board have been directly involved with the Superintendent search and hiring process, two of those members in searches for the Alexandria City Public Schools system.

Read More »

Expected But Disappointing

May 10, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – When City Council voted in March to advertise the maximum real estate tax rate at three cents above the increase already proposed by the City Manager, many long-time observers of the City did a collective eye roll when Councilwoman Del Pepper stated, “I am going to vote for this as a maximum rate but I sure hope we don’t raise taxes this high.”

Read More »

Generosity In Action

April 21, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Alexandria has a big heart and is willing to support that big and caring heart with their hard earned dollars. At its recent seventh annual online giving event, Spring2ACTion raised $254,966 over 2016 for a total of $1,592,459 for 158 Alexandria nonprofit organizations.

Read More »

Kudos To Our Police Department

April 18, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Alexandrians, living as we do within a large metropolitan area, are inevitably exposed to the seamier side of humanity in the form of criminal activity. Alexandrians, living as we do within a large metropolitan area, are inevitably exposed to the seamier side of humanity in the form of criminal activity. However, our city is in keeping with national statistics of lower crime rates in most serious categories, something that cannot be said of many less fortunate communities.

Read More »

Pounding A Square Peg Into A Round Hole

March 29, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – As we noted in a recent editorial, the private pre-school community has yet to comment on a plan by the School Board to put a large West End pre-school center at John Adams Elementary School, thus necessitating the relocation of a significant portion of that school’s elementary population to a newly proposed elementary school at 1701 N. Beauregard Street.

Read More »

Clueless

March 27, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – Events at several City Council meetings over the past ten days have made us increasingly uneasy about the City’s fiscal fate going forward.

Read More »

72 Little Hours

March 10, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – For many years, Alexandria has had the 72-hour rule for parking. You can only park a vehicle on the street, whether or not it is in a residential parking district, for three days. After that a citizen can complain and the police will appear and put a notice on the vehicle that it must be moved within 72 hours or it will be towed to the impound lot.

Read More »

It All Comes True

February 27, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – City Manager Mark Jinks presented his FY2018 budget this week. He proposed a General Fund Operating Budget of $712.5 million and an All Funds Operating Budget of $873.7 million.

Read More »

Hitting The Wall

February 17, 2017

alexandrianews.org Editorial – This week the City of Alexandria released its 2017 report on changes in its real estate tax base. The impact of new construction and property appreciation pushed the total just about 2.07% higher than last year adding about $1.1 billion to the assessed value of real property. The gain was the worst since the corrections caused by the large economic decline of 2009-2010 and the third smallest yearly growth in the last 20 years.

Read More »
Page 1 of 2:1 2 »