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Alexandria City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

By a 6-0 vote on May 5, the Alexandria City Council adopted a $678.5 million General Fund Operating Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, and an All Funds budget of $840.3 million, which represent increases over the current year of 4.5% and 1.9%, respectively. FY 2017 begins on July 1, 2016.

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Building Safety Month Kick-Off Event

The City will host a Building Safety Month Kick-Off Event on May 6, in Market Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will include vendors from the local building community, exhibits from City departments, food, and fun! Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year ...

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Old Town North Small Area Plan Community Meeting

Learn about the findings and recommendations from the four Old Town North Small Area Plan Update Subcommittees and provide your feedback and input at a community meeting on Thursday, May 12, 7-9 p.m at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 901 N. Fairfax Street.

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Celebrate Bike to Work Day in Alexandria

On Friday, May 20, join over 10,000 area commuters in celebrating this year's Bike to Work Day, which promotes bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. The City will host four pit stops (Market Square at City Hall, Carlyle, Del Ray, Mark Center). Register and check in at a pit stop ...

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2016 Community Survey Results

The 2016 Community Survey results were presented to City Council on April 12. Residents were surveyed using the National Citizen Survey (NCS), developed in conjunction with the National Research Center and the International City and County Managers’ Association. The survey included both...

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Provide Input on Alexandria's Strategic Plan

At the latest public meeting, community members began to develop draft statements for each of the Strategic Plan themes based on feedback received thus far at previous meetings and online. What do you think? Provide your input on AlexEngage by May 8.

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Provide Input on Waterfront Design Common Elements

The City is seeking public input on the design guidelines for the Waterfront implementation common elements, which are the standard materials, fixtures, elements, and applications that unify the design and appearance of the Waterfront and set it within the context of Old Town.

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Alexandria Commemorates Preservation50

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the City will host a series of events highlighting Alexandria’s historic preservation initiatives. The Preservation50 anniversary activities will include lectures, hands-on workshops, and informal social events.

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Gadsby District Streetlight Replacement

The streetlight primarily found along King Street and throughout the Gadsby District began its life in Old Town circa 1966. The useful life of those streetlights is expiring, and the City has selected an energy-efficient LED replacement that retains the charm and historic appeal of the existing...

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