Manager's Report - 06 Dec 2013

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King Street Bicycle Lanes and Pedestrian Improvements

On November 25, the King Street Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Safety Improvements project was presented to the Traffic and Parking Board. The Board voted to defer making recommendations to the Director of Transportation and Environmental Services in regard to installing bike lanes and a number of pedestrian improvements. Their deferral included a recommendation that staff work with the community to establish more consensus on a modified proposal that addresses issues raised in the meeting’s public comment period.  A common theme expressed in the public testimony was the need for safety improvements for all users of King Street. 

Alexandria Health Department Reports Lower Teen Pregnancy Rate in 2012

The Alexandria Health Department is pleased to announce that the City of Alexandria’s 2012 teen pregnancy rate has dropped 7.5 percent, to 30.9 pregnancies per 1,000 females between ages 10 to 19. This marks the lowest overall teen pregnancy rate in Alexandria in more than 16 years, and is the result of hard work and collaboration among several City agencies and community partners. The continued improvement in Alexandria’s teen pregnancy rate reflects an unwavering dedication to reduce teen pregnancy through evidence-based approaches and strong alliances between city agencies and community partners.

Virginia State Corporation Commission Sets Lower Fuel Rate for Dominion Virginia Power

Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved a reduction in the fuel rate requested by Dominion Virginia Power that will take effect on December 1, 2013. The fuel rate is the portion of the electric bill that pays for the cost of fuel used to generate electricity, and reflects the wholesale purchase and sales of power. Dominion Virginia Power is legally entitled to recover its fuel costs. This is a dollar-for-dollar recovery, and the company is not allowed to make a profit on the recovery of fuel expenses. The new fuel rate is 2.572 cents per kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh), which represents a decrease of 0.37 ¢/kWh from the current rate of 2.942 ¢/kWh. For the average residential customer, the rate decrease means the monthly bill for 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity will decrease $3.70, or approximately 3.3 percent. The company’s voluntary fuel rate reduction seeks to align its 2013-2014 fuel year revenues with corresponding fuel expenses in light of recent weather conditions and fuel commodity prices.

City of Alexandria Hosts Potomac Yard Park Grand Opening on Saturday, December 14

The City of Alexandria will host the official opening of Potomac Yard Park (2501 Potomac Ave.) on Saturday, December 14, at 8:30 a.m. The grand opening will occur rain or shine. On-street parking is available at the intersection of Swann and Potomac Avenues. For additional information, contact Jack Browand, Division Chief, at 703.746.5504 or

Findings Announced from Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities 2013 Needs Assessment

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities conducted a citywide Needs Assessment survey during the summer and fall of 2013. The purpose of the survey was to establish priorities for the future development of Alexandria’s parks, recreation, cultural facilities, programs and services based on identified community needs. The City, with consulting firm Leisure Vision, designed and administered the survey to obtain statistically valid results from households, and to benchmark findings against the 2011 Needs Assessment results.

DRPT Hosts Public Meetings on “Super NoVa” Transit/TDM Action Plan

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will host the first of a series of public meetings to present the Super NoVa Transit/Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Action Plan on Wednesday, December 11, at the Marriott Courtyard in Alexandria. This Action Plan outlines multi-jurisdictional transit policies and programs needed to implement a regionally coordinated and comprehensive transit and TDM vision supporting increased mobility and greater transportation choice in “Super NoVa” (a region that includes northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, parts of Maryland and West Virginia).

  • Website: Super NoVa Transit/TDM Action Plan 

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