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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: December 12 - December 18, 2009

For Immediate Release: December 11, 2009

Monday, December 14 - Metrorail Station Feasibility Work Group Meeting
The Metrorail Station Feasibility Work Group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the City Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King St. The work group was established to assess the technical and financial analyses required for a potential new Metrorail Station in Potomac Yard. For more information, contact Valerie Peterson at 703.746.3858.

Tuesday, December 15 - Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group
The Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Sister Cities Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St. 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 more information, contact Valerie Peterson at 703.746.3858.

Wednesday, December 16 - BRAC Advisory Group Meeting
This BRAC Advisory Group meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Alexandria Burke 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, December 16 - ATC Community Meeting on Preliminary FY2011 Budget & Potential Subsidy Reduction Impacts

The Alexandria Transit Company (ATC) will be holding a Community Meeting on ATC's preliminary Fiscal Year 2011 Budget on at 7:00 p.m., in Alexandria City Hall, 301 King Street, Sister Cities Conference Room, Room 1101. The City of Alexandria is estimating a budget shortfall of approximately $43 million in Fiscal Year 2011.  The Alexandria City Council expects that there will be substantial City service reductions in the proposed FY2011 budget and that these reductions may need to be continued for the foreseeable future. The City of Alexandria’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has informed ATC that it is projecting reductions in transit subsidies for DASH of approximately $600,000.  ATC is in the process of identifying service cuts and fare options to meet the potential subsidy reduction.  These options will be presented to the community at the meeting on December 16th. For more information, contact Anne Janeski at 703.746.5646 or anne.janeski@alexandriava.gov.

Coming Soon!

Thursday, December 24 & Friday, December 25: City of Alexandria government offices closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Ongoing! 

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 alexandriava.gov/Budget.

Alexandria Marketing Fund Now Accepting Applications 
Applications are now being accepted for the Alexandria Marketing Fund, a program administered by the Alexandria Marketing Committee. The program is designed to encourage public-private partnerships that promote the City as a destination for visiting, shopping, dining and doing business. City Council appropriates monies for the fund on an annual basis and the Marketing Committee reviews and approves applications for funding. Information, guidelines, and an online applications are available at alexandriava.gov/MarketingFund. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 18. For more information, contact Andrea Blackford at 703.746.3959 or andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov.