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Letter: Clarify Priorities

Letter to the Editor

Because our top city officials favor building a new metro station at Potomac Yard, claiming it will attract needed businesses and their tax revenues, although there is much long vacant commercial space at nearby stations (Eisenhower, Crystal City, Rosslyn and a glut of empty office space even near D.C. metro stations), I suspect the mayor and council are relying on city staff desperate to provide solutions to our revenue problems.

Letter: Term Limits

Letter to the Editor

Mayor Euille's petulant reaction to being defeated in the Democratic mayoral primary for a fifth term — by musing about a "write in" campaign — highlights the need for term limiting the offices of mayor and City Council.

Letter: Write-In Bill Euille for Mayor

Letter to the Editor

I have never met Bill Euille but for the last 20 years I have lived in the city that he has served for over 40 years. I've lived in Landmark, Old Town, and now in Rosemont. I came to Alexandria young and single and now I'm middle-aged, married, and have children. From these various perspectives I've seen Alexandria steadily getting better over the years.

Letter: Clear Enough Message

Letter to the Editor

On June 9, election day in Alexandria’s Democratic mayoralty primary, several messages were sent. The second runner-up, the former mayor, had proposed speeding up the pace of development. He got a message that many Alexandrians think the current pace not only is fast enough but probably too fast.

Letter: I-66 Quality of Life Issue

Letter to the Editor

I read with interest “Diverse Travel Choices?” as well as the letter to the editor by Jeffrey Parnes, transportation co-chair of the FCFCA — both published in the June 10 edition of Centre View. As a long-time user of I-66, what strikes me is the one-dimensionality of this debate and the considerations presented. This is not just about a “traffic problem” I would argue, but most importantly an issue of quality of life, affordability and fairness. I now regularly travel the new toll road on the Beltway towards the Cabin John bridge, and several things have become abundantly clear: it is expensive to do this on a daily basis and as a result many people stay on the non-toll part of I-495, while the exit from the toll road back onto the final non-toll segment towards the bridge has increased overall congestion, not reduced it …

Commentary: Political Prospects for Medicaid Expansion

Virginia voters in areas with contested primaries went to the polls last week to select their candidates for the Nov. 3 general election when all seats in the General Assembly are up for election as are many local offices.

Letter: What Can We Learn from Europeans?

To the Editor

When people hear the word sustainability, they often shy away from it. To some, it is about creating resilient infrastructure and systems that will last for many future generations.

Letter: Opposed to Proposed Bike Path

To the Editor

My message to VDOT : The proposed bike path along I-66 adds insult to injury for homeowners and communities who already stand to lose from the proposed widening of I-66 by robbing us of an additional 7-10 feet of property.

Letter: Concerts on the Green or ‘Meet and Greets’

To the Editor

On Sunday, May 31, I heard the Mike Terpak Blues Explosion at the Great Falls Centre Green.

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Arlington Democrats: Rebound Or Retreat

Arlington Democrats express confidence and concern following County Board Democratic primary.

Arlington Democrats seemed to have emerged from the June 8 primary confident in their choice of leadership, but the push to keep two of Arlington’s County Board seats Democratic won’t be going unopposed with two independents running in November.

Letter: Encouraging Solar Power

Letter to the Editor

The recent article on solar power and its efficiency, "Making Power While the Sun Shines," [Arlington Connection, June 10] proved incredibly provocative and should lead to further expansion of solar development across the state of Virginia.

Letter: Someone Who ‘Walks the Walk’

Letter to the Editor

This year Mount Vernon is fortunate to have an accomplished candidate for supervisor who provides an attractive alternative to the “same-old, same-old” politics that has dominated our area for so long.

Letter: Judgment Day

Letter to the Editor

Citizens of Alexandria — you have spoken loud and clear — your voice has been heard, the torch has been passed, a new agenda and a new leader has emerged.

Letter: Creating A Legacy

Letter to the Editor

As I write this, I have no idea who will win the Democratic mayoral primary.

Letter: Judgement Day

Letter to the Editor

Citizens of Alexandria — you have spoken loud and clear — your voice has been heard, the torch has been passed, a new agenda and a new leader has emerged.