FYI Alexandria - March 5, 2019

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Alexandria's Official Resident Newsletter • March 5, 2019

City Council Adopts 2019 Work Program

At its regular meeting on February 26, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a 2019 City Council Work Program. The Work Program identifies the policies and initiatives City Council is committed to working on during the calendar year. Included in the Work Program is a monthly schedule of Master Plan updates, policy work sessions and joint work sessions with other City and regional bodies, and strategic reviews of City departments. The Work Program will serve as a roadmap to guide City Council and staff work, and will be a "living document," subject to periodic amendment.

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City Seeks Feedback on Draft Mitigation Plan for Metrorail Summer Platform Work

The City is requesting input from residents, businesses and commuters on its draft mitigation plan to address a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority project that will close Alexandria Metrorail stations this summer. The Platform Improvement Project will significantly impact travel throughout the region, and the mitigation plan outlines transportation alternatives such as expanded local bus, trolley and water taxi service; improved management of traffic flow; an emphasis on rideshare, pedestrian, bicycle and mobility device use; and encouragement of telework and alternate commuting schedules.

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City of Alexandria and AlexRenew Announce State Funding for Combined Sewer Outfall Remediation

The City of Alexandria and Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) have announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia plans to provide $25 million toward the "RiverRenew" community megaproject to remediate Alexandria's combined sewer system. The General Assembly adopted the allocation as part of the state budget amendments for Fiscal Year 2020, which will be sent to the Governor for signature next month. The Governor had already included this funding as part of his proposed budget.

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Celebrate Women's History Month

Did you know that Women's History Month began as a national celebration in 1981, when Congress authorized and requested President Ronald Reagan to proclaim "Women's History Week?" After being petitioned by the Women's National History Project, Congress designated March 1987 as "Women's History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women's History Month. Celebrate by attending special City events and tours!

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Alexandria to Hold Eco-City Summit

The City invites the public to attend the Eco-City Summit on Saturday, March 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Francis C. Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Road). The Summit will begin with an informal overview of the Environmental Action Plan 2030, the City's sustainability roadmap. Diane MacEachern, founder and CEO of the award-winning green consumer blog "Big Green Purse," will deliver a keynote speech, "Seven Secrets to Living Your Most Sustainable Life."

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Pothole Repairs

The City's Street Maintenance crews work quickly and efficiently to repair potholes. While crews perform repairs throughout the year, the spring Pothole Patrol addresses the increase in the number of potholes that occur during the winter months. This year's Patrol will officially kick off in April, but crews are already repairing potholes throughout the City. To report a pothole, use Call.Click.Connect., or call 703.746 HELP (4357).

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