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November 13, 2009

Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: November 14- 20, 2009

FY 2011 Budget Process
The City of Alexandria expects Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 to be another challenging year based on early economic forecasts. As the City begins the budget process, we would like your input regarding the FY 2011 Operating Budget and Capitol Improvement Program. Residents are encouraged to submit their comments online at

Monday, November 16 – Alexandria’s Second Half Real Estate Tax Due
The City of Alexandria reminds property owners that the second half 2009 Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee payments are due November 16. The Finance Department urges Alexandria property owners to avoid waiting in line by visiting to pay by eCheck, automatic bank debit or credit card; using the online service; mailing a check or money order to the Treasurer’s Office, P.O. Box 34750; dropping off a check or money order at the drop box located on the Royal Street side of City Hall; or visiting any SunTrust Bank branch located in the City by 5 p.m. on November 16.  If you have not received a bill in the mail and do not have your real estate tax paid by your mortgage company, contact the City’s Treasury Division at, or call 703.746.3902 to request a duplicate bill. For information on payments, late payment penalty and interest, visit

Tuesday, November 17 – Strategic Planning Public Forum on Land Use and Economic Development
The City of Alexandria invites residents to attend a strategic planning public forum on land use and economic development from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Brandi Collins at 703.746.3854.

Tuesday, November 17 – Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group
The Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group meeting will be held in Sister Cities Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group was established by City Council to identify and study the issues, challenges and opportunities presented by the redevelopment of Potomac Yard. For further information, contact Valerie Peterson at 703.746.3858.

Wednesday, November 18 – BRAC Advisory Committee Meeting
The BRAC Advisory Committee will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd. City Council created the BRAC Advisory Committee to serve as a forum for developing ideas and recommendations relating to transportation improvements and other issues associated with the BRAC-133 office building. For more information, contact Pat Escher at 703.746.3812.

Wednesday, November 18 – 2010 Census Complete Count Committee Meeting
The 2010 Census Complete Count Committee Meeting will convene at 7 p.m. in Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King St. City Council established a Complete Count Committee to help develop a strategy to ensure an accurate count and promote participation by all residents in the 2010 Census. For more information, contact Ralph Rosenbaum at 703.746.3859.

Wednesday, November 18- King/Beauregard Intersection Improvement Public Meeting
The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services invites residents to attend the King/Beauregard Intersection Improvement public meeting, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Minnie Howard Ninth Grade Center, 3801 West Braddock Rd.  For more information visit,

Thursday, November 19 – Carlyle Design Review Board Meeting
The Carlyle Design Review Board will convene at 7 p.m. in Room 2000, City Hall, to discuss development plans in the Carlyle/Eisenhower East Planning Area. For more information, contact Natalie Sun at 703.746.3820.

Thursday, November 19 – Virginia Paving Community Liaison Committee Meeting
The Virginia Paving Community Liaison Committee will convene at 7 p.m. in the Samuel Tucker Elementary School Cafeteria, 435 Ferdinand Day Dr. The committee was established to discuss operations and to resolve any problems, conflicts or issues identified by the community related to Virginia Paving's operations. For more information, contact Steve Milone at 703.746.3829.

Thursday, November 19- Public Hearing on Recommendations For New and Increased Fees for Programs and Services
The City of Alexandria's Park and Recreation Commission will hold a public hearing for staff to present recommendations on new and increased fees for programs and services provided by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. The public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. Individuals who are unable to attend the public hearing can view the fee recommendations at on Friday, November 20, and send written comments to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Attention: William Chesley, 1108 Jefferson St., or e-mail The deadline to submit comments is 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4.