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City Manager’s Public Budget Presentation

City Manager Mark B. Jinks invites the public to a presentation of his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program on Thursday, February 23, at Beatley Library (5005 Duke St.), from 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting will also be streamed live online, and Jinks will answer...

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Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week

Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week begins February 17-26, and will showcase the inventiveness of local chefs from 70 participating restaurants in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and the West End. 

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Metro SafeTrack Schedule 2017

Metro has released schedule information for the remaining SafeTrack Surges between February and June 2017. Surges will resume February 11 with an 18-day Surge on the Blue Line. SafeTrack is an initiative of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to address safety recommendations ...

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A Welcoming Community

In 2007 and 2016, City Council issued statements affirming that Alexandria is a welcoming community that treats everyone with human dignity and respect. 

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Experience Mercy Street in Alexandria

With season two of PBS' Civil War drama series underway, Alexandria presents 50 tours, exhibits and events for fans to explore the real history behind the show.

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Nominations Sought for Environmental Excellence Award

The Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises are seeking nominees for the ninth annual Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award, which honors those who demonstrate a commitment to protecting the natural environment. Nominations due March 30.

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City Council Adopts 'Vision Zero'

City Council has adopted "Vision Zero" with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries in  in Alexandria by 2028. As a Vision Zero community, Alexandria recognizes that these incidents are preventable through proper engineering, enforcement, evaluation and education.

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Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Planning

The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station has received environmental approval from the federal government, with the issuance this week of Records of Decision by the Federal Transit Administration and the National Park Service. The new Metrorail station now moves into the design and construction phase.

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City Considers Fee to Fund Mandated Stormwater Costs

The City will hold a public meeting October 17 to present the framework for a proposed Stormwater Management Fee. The proposed fee would support the City’s stormwater management program and ensure compliance with unfunded state and federal rules. 

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Interim Fitzgerald Square Project

The City plans to create an “interim” public plaza at the foot of King Street until construction begins on the permanent park envisioned in the City’s Waterfront Plan. The plaza will encompass the City-owned properties of 1 & 2 King Street, and the existing King Street Park, totaling about one...

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