FYI Alexandria - September 24, 2018

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Alexandria's Official Resident Newsletter • September 24, 2018

Metro, City of Alexandria Announce Selection of Potomac Yard Metro Contractor

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) and the City of Alexandria have announced that Metro has selected Potomac Yard Constructors as the prime construction contractor for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. The project is a joint venture of Halmar International and Schiavone Construction Co., well-established subsidiaries of global construction companies. The $213.7 million construction contract

is the most recent milestone in the effort to bring a new transit station to Alexandria.


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Alexandria City Council Votes to Approve Public Safety Pay Increases

On September 11, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to approve pay increases for certain public safety positions. Beginning September 22, police officers' salaries will increase by 6.22 percent; firefighters and medics by 5 percent; and Sheriff's Deputy I, Deputy II, Lieutenants and Captains will receive a 5 percent equivalent increase. These pay increases will make Alexandria salaries more competitive, compared to the city's neighboring jurisdictions.


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Joanna C. Anderson Named Acting City Attorney

On September 11, the Alexandria City Council appointed Joanna C. Anderson as Acting City Attorney, effective immediately. Anderson has been Alexandria's Chief Deputy City Attorney since 2016, and previously served as Assistant City Attorney. She succeeds James L. Banks, who resigned on September 7.


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National Preparedness Month Tip: Help First Responders Help You

Here's another way to be ready for any emergency that strikes. Create a free, confidential safety profile through the Smart911 service, which lets residents, businesses and visitors provide information to 911 dispatchers in advance of emergencies.


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Medicaid Coverage Open Enrollment Beginning November 1

On November 1, an estimated 6,000 Alexandria residents will be among more than 400,000 adults in Virginia who will become eligible to enroll in quality, low cost health insurance due to a change in Medicaid rules. The new coverage, which begins January 1, 2019, increases eligibility for adults between the ages of 19 and 64 who meet the new income requirements, which vary by household size.


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National Preparedness Month: Hands-Only CPR

September is National Preparedness Month. This video, created by the Alexandria Fire Department for EMS Week 2018, illustrates an important emergency skill for anyone who may need to assist an individual experiencing
cardiac arrest.

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