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Alexandria wins big with misconduct in obtaining wetlands permit
"Citizens of Alexandria City demand corruption investigation of Mayor Justin Wilson, City Manager Mark Jink, his Deputy Emily Baker, and Metro Board Chairman Paul Smedberg"
Paul Smedberg, ousted from Alexandria City Council for a prior Metro Scandal, is now a primary target of investigation. Only in the Peoples Republic of Alexandria (PRA) do you get promoted after a highly publicized scandal. Read this letter to the WMATA Office
Tysons on the potomac
Mayor Justin "Scooter' Wilson and developers are using blog trolls like Andrew Beaujon, now working for the Washingtonian, to attack citizens who disagree with their agenda to turn Alexandria into "Tyson's Corner on the Potomac". Read more here!
Save Historic Alexandria!
Alexandria citizens are getting organized.
Save Historic Alexandria!
City Council 'not' listening to citizens.
Hey Mo Say it ain't so...?
Alexandria City Councilman Mohamed “Mo” Seifeldein has nothing better to do than spend the City’s time and money, pandering to extreme leftist partisan divisive identity politics by moving to replace the National Holiday Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day. Read more commentary here from our citizens
Alexandria City Council's "ECO CHITY" Program is a Fraud
May the Schwartz be with you - destroying wetlands, creating “Tyson’s on the Potomac”!
Water protection hearing was just another disgrace for Alexandria City...development villain/ attorney Stewart Schwartz, Founder and Executive Director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth to destroy parks/wetlands. Click here to get the real story
Alexandria City Council on verge of destroying last substantial piece of Green Space/Wetlands in Alexandria City!
The Alexandria City Council "Eco City Alexandria" program is another scam promoted by Mayor "Scooter" Wilson, Del Pepper, City Manager Mark Jinks and City Spokesman Craig Fifer. "Eco City Alexandria" is another fraud sold by City Council to provide a 'false' agenda and a 'false' sense of transparency. Help us by reading more here...
Life in the PRA (People's Republic of Alexandria)
El Jefe Wilson strikes again
Alexandria City Council's high density development agenda is destroying the City and it's historic waterfront. Click here to hear from concerned citizens
No Parking. Traffic gridlock. Air and water pollution. Scooter madness. Anti -History.
Smell that...it's Alexandria City Council's latest decision...
Alexandria City Council destroys rich history of Alexandria Waterfront
Alexandria City now providing free tetanus shot with every scooter rental.
Waterscooting! A new sport started in Alexandria City...
Alexandria Needs an ethics ombudsman
Past council members from all parties have stated that the single party town council meetings are an embarrassment where any meaningful debate quickly devolves into a bullying session run by the mayor and a few entrenched council members.
City council creates commissions, committees, and surveys to provide a false sense of transparency made by a few enlightened urban progressives living in highly zoned tree lined neighborhoods, leaving the rest of the City to unbridled development and traffic congestion. Click here to read the Letter to the Editor in the Alexandria Times.
Alexandria failing on water pollution
Every time it rains a quarter inch or more in Alexandria, tons of raw sewage and trash is dumped into the Potomac River. The state has threatened to sue Alexandria to fix the problem. "Justin Wilson, Alexandria's mayor says he has concerns that seven years may not be enough time to fix the problem by 2025." WAMU 10/03/18.
It is no surprise that Del Pepper claims to spearhead the City's EcoCity initiative? Alexandria City has become the party of pollution, high density development, and failing education. Click here to read more in the Potomac Riverkeeper
Keep building and rezoning alexandria!
Mayor Wilson and Councilwoman Del Pepper collude with developers and special interest groups to jam in high end, high density, high rise buildings adding to the existing brutal traffic and parking situation. Both Wilson and Pepper live in heavily zoned tree lined neighborhoods. Pay attention to zoning changes! Click here to read more in the Alexandria Gazette
T.C. Williams high school Overcrowding threat
Alexandria City Council management is the biggest threat to Alexandria City children and the overcrowding at T.C. Williams high school ranked 301 of 326 Virginia High Schools. The poverty rate in the city has increased since 2013, and it is no surprise that the majority of public school children are eligible for free and reduced meals. Source: City Councilman Mohamed Seifeldein. Click here to read more in the Alexandria Times
The del ray mafia
Alexandria City Council politicians live in high end, heavily zoned, tree lined neighborhoods while pushing high density development/gridlock traffic in other City neighborhoods. Alexandria citizens trying to preserve their neighborhoods and their City's rich heritage and character are powerless against the Del Ray Mafia and their high density/high tax agenda.
The City doles out zoning/height/occupancy waivers in exchange for a few token "affordable housing units" that provide cover for the back door deals the City cuts with developers and investors. When the City gets caught lying about a project, the mayor and City Manager Mark Jinks sends out City Spokesman Craig Fifer on an apology/excuse tour. Click here to read more in the Northern Virginia Mag.
Another Robinson landing restaurant...
The applicant proposes an enclosed restaurant space that will exclude the public from half of the pier, which is supposed to be a public amenity permitting access to the waterfront. Renderings show that seating is not open to the public, but rather closed off and exclusive. ALL of the space contemplated as retail/restaurant at Robinson Landing will be dedicated to restaurants and bars. Click here to read the full letter to the Mayor from a concerned Alexandria City citizen.