City of Alexandria, VA
Manager's Report - June 1, 2012
Alexandria Voted Fourth Best Arts Destination Among Mid-Size Cities in the Nation
A new reader poll conducted by AmericanStyle magazine ranks Alexandria, Virginia, fourth among the nation’s best arts destinations. Rising from an 8th place ranking last year, Alexandria beat out the 2011 mid-size cities winner, New Orleans, well as perennial favorites Savannah, Miami, and Charleston. The top three spots went to St. Petersburg, Dayton, and Tampa. Alexandria has had a top 10 ranking since 2010.
“DMV 2 Go” Pilot Program Now at Beatley Central Library
The City and Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have partnered to bring “DMV 2 Go,” a mobile, full-service DMV customer service center, to Beatley Central Library on June 15. The mobile unit, a repurposed and remodeled RV, offers all the services of a regular DMV, but there is no long wait. With three tellers, customers can get their license, renew their registration-- even take road tests and more. If the pilot event at Beatley Library is a success, staff hopes to expand the program to monthly visits at various locations around the City.
Department of Transportation & Environmental Services Launches Facebook Pages
The City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) is on Facebook! Facebook users can now connect and engage with T&ES and with the Local Motion program in particular, for current information on programs, projects, services, community outreach, meetings, and more. The T&ES Facebook page will include information on transportation planning, trash and recycling service, road work and maintenance, traffic, infrastructure and engineering projects, Eco-City Alexandria and environmental initiatives, emergency cleanup efforts, and more. The Local Motion Facebook page will provide information about local transportation alternatives such as public transit, ridesharing, bicycling, and walking; and will keep readers informed about programs and discounts to help reduce automobile dependence, increase mobility and improve air quality.
Alexandria Waterfront Commission to Hold Annual Waterfront Walk June 9
The Alexandria Waterfront Commission will hold its annual Waterfront Walk on Saturday, June 9 beginning at 10 a.m. The walk will begin at the bulkhead in Windmill Hill Park, 501 S. Union St., and continue north along the Waterfront to Oronoco Bay Park. This annual event provides Commission members the opportunity to assess operational conditions and issues along the Waterfront. For additional information, contact Jack Browand with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5504 or email@example.com.