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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: June 13 – June 19, 2009
For Immediate Release: June 12, 2009 

Saturday, June 13 – Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Police Headquarters Facility
The Alexandria City Council will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new police headquarters facility at 8:15 a.m. at 3534 Wheeler Ave. The headquarters will allow the City to consolidate Police operations from four locations, reducing significant spending on current and future leases for other buildings. Construction of the new headquarters facility will be completed by Fall 2011.

Saturday, June 13 – Public Hearing on Moving City Council, School Board Elections
The Alexandria City Council will hold a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall, 301 King St., to receive comments on a proposal to move City Council and School Board elections from May to November, beginning in 2012. The proposed ordinance would make no other changes to the electoral process (such as changing the length of Council or School Board terms, or staggering elections), since any other change would require the General Assembly to approve an amendment to the City Charter. A copy of the proposed ordinance, and additional information, can be found at http://dockets.alexandriava.gov/fy09/051609ph/di6.pdf. Following the public hearing, the Council will take final action on the proposed ordinance.

Saturday, June 13 - Goals-Setting Workshop for Grants Recipients
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts will hold a Goals Setting Workshops from 9 a.m. to noon, to Alexandria Arts Grant Recipients at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St. An Arts Commissioner with an expertise in setting goals will be providing the workshop free of charge. To reserve a seat, call Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.838.6348 or aca@alexandriava.gov.

Monday, June 15 – Deadline for Alexandria Marketing Fund Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the Alexandria Marketing Fund, a program administered by the Alexandria Marketing Committee. The program is designed to foster projects that enhance the long-range marketing priorities of the City; increase awareness, while expanding the quality, of Alexandria’s diverse retail, dining, hospitality, cultural attractions and other businesses; promote Alexandria to specific target audiences, including residents and visitors; and generate additional business sales and tax revenues in Alexandria. The deadline for applications is June 15. For more information or to apply, visit alexandriava.gov/marketingfund.

Tuesday, June 16- Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group (PYPAG)
The PYPAG will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall, Room 1101, 301 King St., to discuss planning issues for Potomac Yard. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/PotomacYardPlan or contact Valerie Peterson at 703.746.3858.

Wednesday, June 17- Community Code Compliance Walk
Alexandria City invites Hume Springs and Lynhaven Community members to participate in the Code Compliance Walk from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The purpose of this event is to walk the areas of Hume Springs and Reed Ave. to identify any quality of life issues and/or code compliance matters.  Those who are interested should meet at McDonalds, 121 W. Glebe Rd. Free parking is available! For more information, contact Captain Eddie Reyes of the Police Department at 703.838.6360, ext. 1509, or e-mail eddie.reyes@alexandriava.gov.

Wednesday, June 17 - BRAC Advisory Group Meeting
The BRAC Advisory Group will meet to discuss developments, ideas, and concerns regarding the construction of the new Washington Headquarters Service (WHS). The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd. For more information, contact Pat Escher at 703.746.3812.

Thursday, June 18 – Shuttle Access at Van Dorn Street Metrorail Station
The City of Alexandria and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) invite residents to attend a meeting regarding shuttle access at the Van Dorn Street Metrorail Station from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Days Inn Alexandria Hotel, 110 South Bragg St. Officials from Metro and the City will present recommendations on short- and long-term solutions for a safe and effective shuttle drop off/pick up this location that will meet the needs of residents, shuttle providers and Metro. For more information, contact Jim Maslanka at 703.746.4075.

Coming Soon

Wednesday, June 24 – Lake Barcroft Dam Information Meeting 
The City of Alexandria invites residents to attend a informational meeting regarding the Lake Barcroft Dam from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the William Ramsay Elementary School, 5700 Sanger Avenue.  This meeting will be an opportunity for residents along Holmes Run, Backlick Run, Cameron Run, and Hooffs Run to get more information about the results of two Dam Inundation Studies. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/LakeBarcroftDam or contact the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services, Engineering Division, at 703.746.4045.

For more information, contact Jennifer Harris, Communications Officer, Office of Communications, at 703.746.3961 or jennifer.harris@alexandriava.gov