In a panel discussion organized by Alexandria, Karl Moritz, the city’s director of planning and zoning, said before Amazon was in the picture, plans were underway to develop the area where the innovation campus, which has been dubbed Oakville Triangle, will be located.
Homeowners in the city of Alexandria will not have to pay higher real estate taxes in 2019 after the city council voted against any tax hikes for real estate, vehicles or business tangible property. Their tax rates could even be lower than the current rate of 1.13 percent.
In the nationwide rankings for cities in the 125,000-to-249,999 population category, three Virginia cities make the top 10 for using technology to connect with people and improve citizen services.
At a daylong event featuring face painting, balloons and a book giveaway, first responders handed out nearly 500 brand-new coats and jackets to families who need them in Alexandria. “We tell the kids if you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you’re going to go to school and you’re going to do good,” Fairfax County fire battalion chief Willie Bailey said.
“Alexandria is at a crossroads,” said City Manager Mark Jinks. He said his proposals “reflect a future-oriented path” of prudent investments, but admitted that path would be “costly.”
Alexandria will address environmental contamination surrounding a former gas plant in Old Town.
Allison Silberberg, Alexandria’s new mayor, says the city is a national treasure, and it should be protected. Among her priorities: public safety; increasing the city’s tree canopy; and expanding Sunday hours at the city’s libraries.
The cameras could reduce crashes and boost revenue.
If one man\’s trash is another man\’s treasure, what about taking that trash and using it to power a car?
The Arlington County Board voted five to zero Saturday to approve a state grant to train military veterans in the county and the City of Alexandria for jobs in the information technology field.
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