Last week House Republicans on a Rules subcommittee defeated HJ626, a measure that would have directed the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to conduct a review of the effectiveness of the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TICR) in its efforts in meeting its strategic plans and goals.
Republicans Defeat Measure To Ensure Effective Government Spending And Economic Growth; Party Line Vote Kills Audit Of Tobacco Commission[From: From Richmond]
We are writing for two reasons. First, this should serve as a reminder to exercise your voice as a citizen in Alexandria and vote during the Democratic caucus on Saturday, January 31 (from 12 noon to 7:30 pm at Minnie Howard School). As most of us realize there are critical issues that confront us and that define the need for leadership in solving them. Our economic situation, the city and school budgets, continued services to all citizens, the improvements to transportation, the on-going needs for education, and our quality of life cannot be addressed without strong political leadership. So voting for candidates for City Council is important.
“We had the trucks loaded with salt and ready to go, but you can’t put salt on a dry road,” said Doug McCobb, Alexandria’s Deputy Director of Transportation and Environmental Services.
At its January 19, 2009 meeting, city council dealt with appointments to the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) Board. You can read the details in our news story. The bottom line was that council did not reappoint long term housing activist Melvin Miller. Mr. Miller had served two terms and was seeking a third.
After last week’s public hearing on Dr. Morton Sherman’s proposed fiscal year 2010 budget, the superintendent of the Alexandria City Public City School system has already proposed changes.
Virginia’s Electric Co-ops donate energy-efficient lighting statewide.
A recount of all votes cast in the Jan. 13 special election to choose a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for the 46th District has ended the way it began: Democrat Charniele Herring, 1344 votes; Republican Joe Murray, 1328 votes.
On Saturday, the Alexandria City Council heard from members of the City’s black community about Council’s failure to reappoint A. Melvin Miller to a third term on the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority’s Board of Directors.
Today the Mayor and City Manager and other officials met with Bo Kenney, owner of Le Tache, hoping to iron out a compromise that would make the store more visually palatable to neighboring businesses and City residents.
The play “Are You All Right In There?,” winner of the recent T.C. Williams High School Winter One-Act Festival, will advance to the Patriot District Winter One-Act Festival to be held on Jan. 26 at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke.