Right-Sizing Commercial Parking in Alexandria, Virginia: A Discussion With Expert Todd Litman

Right-Sizing Commercial Parking: A Discussion With Expert Todd Litman

Right-Sizing Commercial Parking in Alexandria, Virginia: A Discussion With Expert Todd Litman

The City invites the public to hear parking and transportation expert, Todd Litman, speak on parking trends and management strategies. On Monday, February 6, 2017, from  7-9 p.m. Mr. Litman will be discussing changes in commercial parking trends and ideas for how to manage parking more efficiently. The parking discussion will be at City Hall – Council Chambers, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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9-week Alexandria City Academy Spring session begins soon!

The Alexandria City Academy is now accepting applications for its spring 2017 session. The nine-week program, which begins March 9, helps participants learn about local government through first-hand experience with a wide range of municipal functions, services, activities and issues. Classes will be held on Thursday nights, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at various locations.

The program is open to Alexandria residents and business owners, and class size is limited. To review and submit an application online, visit this link. To have an application faxed to you, call 703.746.HELP (4357). Applications are also available at City Hall, 301 King St., Room 1900.  The application deadline is Friday, February 10.

For questions about the City Academy,  contact Elaine Scott at elaine.scott@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4317, or visit this link.

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Alexandria City Council Adopts “Vision Zero” Policy to Eliminate Traffic Deaths

At its regular meeting on January 24, Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted the “Vision Zero” international traffic safety concept with the goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028. As a Vision Zero community, Alexandria recognizes that these incidents are preventable through proper engineering, enforcement, evaluation and education.

“By adopting Vision Zero, we will learn and apply best practices from other communities as we strive to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries in Alexandria,” said Mayor Allison Silberberg. “The loss of even one life or the injury of even one person is unacceptable.”

In 2016, there were four pedestrian deaths in Alexandria, an increase from one death in 2015, none in 2014, and two in 2013. There were over 35,000 traffic deaths in the United States in 2015, up 7.2 percent from 2014 after a decade-long decline. (more…)

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City Council Seeks Applicants for Boards, Commissions Vacancies

The Alexandria City Council is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on boards, commissions and committees in Alexandria, Virginia.

All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, February 2, 2017.

For a complete list of current vacancies, visit this link.

You can apply for a position online. The online personal data form can be found at this link.

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Alexandria, Virginia Mayor Allison Silberberg and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson

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ICYMI, this past Tuesday night, the Alexandria City Council voted 6-1 to reaffirm the limit on the amount of time residents have to speak at the ‘open mic’ portion of Council’s monthly public hearings. The vote limits the ‘open mic’ portion of the public hearings to 30 minutes and 15 speakers.

The ‘open mic’ portion of the monthly public hearing is for anyone to speak on anything that is not listed on the docket for that hearing. Since 1975, the Alexandria City Council has routinely voted to limit the amount of time dedicated to the public comment section of Council monthly public hearings to 30 minutes.

It should be noted that this discussion and vote was NOT listed on the agenda for the legislative meeting so there was no public notice of the vote.

After the heated debate on Tuesday night, Mayor Allison Silberberg, who voted against the limit and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson, who proposed the reaffirmation, both appeared on WMAL’s ‘Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson on Friday, January 13, 2017 in the 7:00 a.m. hour to continue the debate.

The audio is after the jump…  (more…)

The Alexandria City Council is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on boards, commissions and committees in Alexandria, Virginia.

All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 2016.

For a complete list of current vacancies, visit this link.

You can apply for a position online. The online personal data form can be found at this link.

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