FYI Alexandria - July 30, 2019

Page archived as of August 13, 2019

City Formally Objects to Virginia American Water Rate Increase Request and Encourages Public to Register Opposition with the State Corporation Commission

At the direction of Alexandria City Council, the City has formally objected on behalf of Alexandria's water customers to the request by Virginia American Water to the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to raise water rates. The City's primary objections are that the company's proposed return on equity (i.e., profit margin) should be lower; the rate of bill increases should be gradual and representative of national averages; and costs of serving customers should be appropriately and fairly allocated between residential, commercial and industrial customers. The public is encouraged to submit comments opposing the requested increase online with the State Corporation Commission by August 13, 2019.

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REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Narcan Training

Learn how to spot and reverse an opioid overdose. In partnership with the Chris Atwood Foundation, the City will host free REVIVE! training sessions to teach any member of the public about opioids, how opioid overdoses happen, the risk factors for opioid overdoses, and how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency using Narcan (naloxone). If you or a loved one are prescribed opioid painkillers, or are taking opioids, you should take this training and have Narcan on hand. You can also use this training to save the life of a stranger. Participants receive a free medical kit and Narcan upon the completion of training. No RSVP or registration is required.

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Terry Suehr Named Alexandria's Director of Project Implementation

City Manager Mark Jinks has announced the appointment of Terry Suehr as director of the Department of Project Implementation, effective August 12. Suehr's two decades of engineering experience includes hundreds of public and private facility projects, including field investigations, studies, design and construction administration. She has particular expertise in site design and land development, stormwater design and erosion control, and environmental protection.

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Foodies Unite for Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week

From August 16 through 25, more than 70 Alexandria restaurants will feature deep discounts on brunch, lunch and dinner during Alexandria's Summer Restaurant Week. The week showcases the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout Alexandria, including Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle, Eisenhower and the West End. At a range of locales, from neighborhood favorites to restaurants specializing in international cuisine, guests will savor the flavors of Alexandria's distinctive collection of eateries.

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Summer in the City: Concerts

Beat the heat with a cool melody by attending one of the City's upcoming summer concerts. Enjoy performances like the 257th Army Band Concert at Market Square, or watch the sound-activated Mirror/Mirror installation at Waterfront Park come to life during a performance by composer David Schulman. Bring a picnic supper and folding chairs to enjoy live performances that will add more life to your summer nights.

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Alexandria National Night Out 2019

On Tuesday, August 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriff's Office and other City agencies and officials will partner to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out. This special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

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