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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: October 16–22, 2010

Saturday, October 16 - Provide Input on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Budget
The City of Alexandria expects FY 2012 to be another challenging year as it continues to plan strategically for its future. As the budget process begins, the City invites public to provide input regarding the FY 2012 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program. On Saturday, October 16, the public is invited to attend City Council’s public hearing to offer comments regarding the upcoming budget and how the City should use its limited financial resources to meet our most important community goals. The public hearing will be held in City Hall (301 King St.), in the City Council Chamber (Room 2400), at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Budget.

Monday, October 18 - Community Meeting on New Commission Serving Youth
Residents, community leaders, parents, and youth are invited to attend a special community meeting on Monday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center to discuss the forming of a new commission tasked with serving youth, prenatal to age 21. Participants will be asked to share views on the proposed commission's roles, responsibilities, and composition. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/HumanServices.

Ongoing

Alexandria’s Second Half Real Estate Tax Bills Mailed
The City of Alexandria has mailed bills for the second half 2010 Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee to all property owners and mortgage companies.  If you do not receive a real estate tax bill in the mail by November 2 and do not have your real estate tax paid by your mortgage company, please contact the City’s Treasury Division at payments@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3902. Property owners who have refinanced in the past year may wish to verify that their current mortgage company has received their real estate tax bill.  Property owners who changed their mailing address but did not previously report this change to the City should contact the Department of Real Estate Assessments at realestate@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4646 to ensure that future bills and correspondence are mailed to the correct address. 

City of Alexandria Seeks Comment on Proposal to Name Park to Honor Ruby Tucker
The City of Alexandria is seeking public comment on a proposal to name the park property located at 3500 Jefferson Davis Highway “Ruby Tucker Park” (Lynhaven Drive and Jefferson Davis Highway). The proposal was forwarded by the Lynhaven Citizens Association in response to Ruby Tucker’s tireless advocacy for their neighborhood as well as Alexandria’s children and underserved populations. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Charles Houston Recreation Center Naming Committee Extends Deadline for Nominations
The Ad Hoc Charles Houston Recreation Center Naming Committee, established to honor individuals who made outstanding contributions to Alexandria’s African American community by dedicating recreation center rooms in their honor, has extended the deadline to submit nominations of honorees for a second round of dedications to Wednesday, October 20. For more information or to receive help in submitting an application, contact Jack Browand at 703.746.5504 or by email at jack.browand@alexandriava.gov.

Police Memorial Finalists on Display
Police Memorial finalists will be on display at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., through Wednesday, October 27. The public is encouraged to view the proposals and add their comments to a notebook that will be located next to the displays or via e-mail to aca@alexandriava.gov. Please write “Police Memorial Comment” in subject line. For additional information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/arts.

City of Alexandria in Search of 2010 Holiday Tree
The City is once again in search of a Colorado Blue Spruce, Leyland Cypress or other well-formed evergreen tree, approximately 25 to 35 feet tall, to serve as the City’s official 2010 Holiday Tree. The City will remove the tree from the donor’s property in mid-November and grind the stump at no cost. The tree will be decorated and displayed at Market Square, 301 King St., throughout the holiday season. Persons in the Washington metropolitan area who are interested in donating a tree should call John Noelle, City Arborist, at 703.746.5499 or e-mail john.noelle@alexandriava.gov.

Board and Commission Meetings

Saturday, October 16 – Alexandria City Council Public Hearing
Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson, 703.746.4550.

Monday, October 18 – Alexandria City Council Budget Work Session
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson, 703.746.4550.

Monday, October 18 – Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Rose Boyd, 703.746.4300.

Monday, October 18 – Alexandria Children/Youth Commission Alignment Work Group
Meeting at 7:00 p.m., at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 902 Wythe St. For more information, contact Ron Frazier, 703.746.5967.

Monday, October 18 – Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS
Meeting at 7 p.m., Fourth Floor, Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King St. For more information, contact Nechelle Terrell, 703.746.4933.

Monday, October 18 – Alexandria Commission on Information Technology
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Beverly Hill-McDonald, 703.746.3001.

Monday, October 18 – Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Bill Skrabak, 703.746.4065.

Monday, October 18 – Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. For more information, contact Jack Browand, 703.746.5427.

Monday, October 18 – Alexandria Housing Development Corporation Board of Directors
Meeting at 6 p.m., 1900 N. Beauregard St., Suite 10. For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis, 703.746.4990.

Monday, October 18 – Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 4 p.m., Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Ann Radford, 703.746.4168.

Tuesday, October 19 -- Alexandria Waterfront Committee
Meeting at 7:30 a.m., Gold Room, Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. For more information, contact Laura Siedler, 703.746.5464.

Tuesday, October 19 – Alexandria City Council Budget Work Session

Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson, 703.746.4550.

Tuesday, October 19 – Alexandria Human Rights Commission
Meeting at 7 p.m., Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jean Niebauer, 703.746.6390.

Tuesday, October 19 – Alexandria Potomac Station, LLC Group
Meeting at 2 p.m., Office of Housing, 421 King Street, Room 221. For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis, 703.746.4990.

Tuesday, October 19 – Alexandria Commission for the Arts
Meeting at 7 p.m., Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. For more information, contact Cheryl Colton, 703.746.5588.

Tuesday, October 19 – Historic Alexandria Resources Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Maury Elementary School, 600 Russell Rd. For more information, contact Lance Mallamo, 703.746.4554.

Tuesday, October 19 – Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 9 a.m., Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Ann Radford, 703.746.4168.

Wednesday, October 20 – Alexandria Board of Architectural Review – Old and Historic District
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Steven Malone, 703.746.4666.

Wednesday, October 20 – Alexandria Community Policy and Management Team
Meeting at 3 p.m., Stonewall Building, 25 S. Quaker Lane. For more information, contact Dawnel White, 703.746.5787.

Wednesday, October 20 – Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Human Services Center, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave. For more information, contact Ann Moore, 703.746.5915.

Wednesday, October 20 – Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 4 p.m., Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Ann Radford, 703.746.4168.

Wednesday, October 20 – Alexandria Community Services Board Local Human Rights Committee 
Meeting at 7 p.m., Fourth Floor conference room, 720 N. St. Asaph St. For more information, contact LaTanya Wooten, 703.746.3579.

Thursday, October 21 – Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission
Meeting at 5:30 p.m., Fourth Floor Conference Room, Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King St.  For more information, contact Dean Bryant, 703.746.4872.

Thursday, October 21 – Alexandria Public Records Advisory Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1102, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jackie Cohan, 703.746.4402.

Thursday, October 21 – Alexandria School Board
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 N.Beauregard St. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb, 703.824.6614.