Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Unresponsive Government

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Unresponsive Government

The following open letter was addressed to Alexandria city government.

We have been residents of 3917 Colonel Ellis Ave., here in Alexandria for over 33 years. We have testified before the city Planning and Zoning Commission earlier this fall relating our experience from inadequate stormwater controls to protect our property when the city approved the construction of new homes on Chelsea Court back in the early 1980s. Our concern is that that same sort of problems will occur to our property again in 2017-2018 with the construction of new homes at 3832 and 3834 Seminary Road.

While we provided our views in formal testimony, we have yet to receive any communications from the city acknowledging our concerns or explaining how the problems affecting our property for the past three decades will not happen again. So much for responsive City government.

In addition, we strongly support the formal appeal of Temple Beth El to the Planning Commission’s decision of Nov. 8. We respectfully wish to appeal the Planning Commission’s on our own motion as well.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Denis O’Toole