Port City Notebook

News, views and random observations around Alexandria

Archive for March 2015

An ACPS Parent’s Guide to the 2016 City Budget

In a nutshell, the city’s budget outlook is grim. While residential property values have been rising and will contribute additional revenue to the city, commercial tax revenue has been anemic. The economic recovery that much of the rest of the country is enjoying has not yet benefited Alexandria. The city council has raised property taxes for two years in a row to fund important and much-needed spending and capital improvements, […]

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