FYI Alexandria - February 21, 2020

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Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget

On February 18, City Manager Mark Jinks presented City Council with his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 operating and capital budgets. The public will have several opportunities to learn more and participate in the process. City Council will hold nine work sessions to review the proposed budget with City staff; a special budget public hearing on March 9; and tax rate and preliminary add/delete public hearings on April 18, before adopting the FY 2021 budget on April 29. All sessions are open to the public and will be recorded and posted online. The public may submit comments online, or speak at public hearings. 



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2020 Real Estate Assessments Reflect Stable to Moderate Increases

The City has issued assessments for all 46,194 parcels of real property citywide, reflecting stable to moderate increases in value across nearly all residential and commercial property types. The overall value of Alexandria's taxable property increased 4.15% compared to January 2019, although each individual property's value may have increased, decreased or remained unchanged. Assessment notices, representing fair market values as of January 1, have been mailed to property owners and are available online.


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Registration for Summer Camps Now Open

Registration for summer camps offered by the City's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is now open. With more than 75 camp options for ages 2 to 17, including sports, creative arts, computers, nature, performing arts, cooking, excursions, STEM, Camp Adventure, Out of School Time and classic camps, there's something for every interest.


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City Finalizes Strategic Three-Year Plan to Address Opioid Crisis

The City has finalized the Opioid Work Group Strategic Three Year Plan 2020-2023, which will work to eliminate opioid misuse and its harmful effects in Alexandria. The plan was formed through several years of extensive engagement and collaboration with community members and experts to develop a comprehensive strategy that will address the local effects of the national opioid crisis.


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Health Department Responds to Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

The Alexandria Health Department and the Virginia Department of Health are closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (termed "COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, China, and reported in December 2019. Infections with COVID-19 are being reported in a growing number of countries across the world, including the United States. Follow the link below to learn more, including how you can protect yourself and those around you.


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Corey A. Smedley Sworn in as Fire Chief

Corey Smedley was officially sworn in as the Fire Chief for the City of Alexandria in the Vola Lawson Lobby of City Hall on January 28. Corey is the first African American permanent fire chief in Alexandria's history. City Manager Mark Jinks appointed Corey as fire chief in December after a nationally competitive recruitment effort.

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