2021 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Monday, February 22, 2021
FREE – Live online 12-1:30pm

Alexandria’s City Budget and Services: Challenges Under COVID

The City is preparing its Fiscal Year 2022 budget, a process made more difficult by the falling tax revenue and increased service demands related to COVID.  This will be the issue to be covered at the February 22 Agenda Alexandria program.

According to Program Moderator Frank Fannon, “The ripple effects of COVID could last longer than expected. Will the city budget raise residential and commercial property tax rates? And what about our local businesses? “

In this environment, how are priorities identified? How much debt do we need to repay?  Which non-discretionary initiatives can be paused, reduced, or eliminated? And what about the school system budget?  Learn if the City of Alexandria has ever before, facing such a fiscal crisis, cut the budget instead of raising taxes.  We will discuss these important issues and more!

Bill Rossello
Administrator of the Facebook site
“Bring Integrity Back to
Alexandria! End Seminary Road
Diet and Other Bad Ideas”
Janet Blair Fleetwood
Secretary of the Budget & Fiscal
Affairs Advisory Committee and
serves as the Mayor’s
representative on BFAAC.
Rob Krupicka
former Alexandria City Council
member and Virginia Delegate;
small business owner.

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Monday, March 22, 2021
FREE – Live online 6:30-8pm

Old Blight, New Progress: Transformational Change in Old Town North

According to Val Hawkins, Agenda Alexandria Chair “Old Town North has been witnessing metamorphic change, evolving before our eyes over the last two decades. Residential and mixed-use developments including rental apartments, townhouses, condos and retail uses scattered throughout.” Among notable additions – the Harris Teeter at The Kingsley, the Gables Old Town North with apartments, restaurants and retail built on the old Giant/ABC Store site and the redevelopment of the abandoned Bus Barn site is underway.

Hawkins further stated “Developers are beginning to utilize the Arts District Designation of the Old Town North Small Area Plan –  accommodating MetroStage with the Carr Company condo conversion of the Crowne Plaza Hotel and construction of The Muse at 1201 North Royal Street which will have an Art League component.”

Hilco Redevelopment Partners, the new owners of the shuttered GenOn power plant site have recently submitted an application to the Planning Commission with a proposal to subdivide this 25-acre parcel.

According to Hawkins “all will be discussed in-depth on this program. Join Agenda Alexandria’s panel of experts in a discussion of this incredible transformational change.”

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Panelists include:

Nate Macek
Alexandria Planning Commissioner
Agnes Artemel
President, Old Town North Alliance
Mary C. Harris
President, NOTICe
North Old Town Independent
Citizens Assoc.
Christina Mindrup
VP, Commercial Real Estate
Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Inc.
Austin Flajser
President & CEO – Carr Companies