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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: October 9–15, 2010

Saturday, October 9 -- Voter Registration
Are you registered to vote? The legal deadline to register to vote in the November 2 General Election is Tuesday, October 12 at 5 p.m. Mail registration applications must be postmarked on or before October 12. The Voter Registration Office, at 132 N. Royal St. in Old Town Alexandria, will be open for voter registration on Saturday, October 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Elections or call 703.746.4050.

Wednesday, October 13 – ARHA Social Issue Area Meeting #2
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) will hold a meeting at Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, 435 Ferdinand Day Drive, to discuss security and crime prevention. Discussion topics will include current ARHA security goals and identification of challenges to improving neighborhood security. For more information, visit www.arha.us or contact ARHA at 703.549.7115.

Thursday, October 14 - Alexandria City Council Work Session with Arlington County Board
The Alexandria City Council will hold a joint work session on transportation issues with the Arlington County Board. This meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Arlington Parks and Natural Resources Division Facility, Second Floor Conference Room, 2700 S. Taylor Street (near Shirlington), in Arlington. For more information, contact Richard Baier, 703.746.4025.

Thursday, October 14 – ARHA Economic Issue Area Meeting #1
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) will hold a meeting at T.C. Williams Minnie Howard Campus, 3801 W. Braddock Road, to discuss asset enhancement for residents and disadvantaged businesses. The discussion will include current ARHA goals and programs for increasing family assets and identification of challenges to affordable ownership as an option for wealth creation. Visit www.arha.us for more information or call  703.549.7115.

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.

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” (end of 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 assistance in submitting an application, contact Jack Browand at 703.746.5504 or by email at jack.browand@alexandriava.gov.

Police Memorial Design Finalists on Display
On October 11,  displays of the Police Memorial design finalists will be shown at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. The public is encouraged to view the proposals and add their comments to a notebook that will be located next to the displays, or send an e-mail to aca@alexandriava.gov with “Police Memorial Comment” in the subject line. For more information about the Memorial,  visit www.alexandriava.gov/arts.


Board and Commission Meetings

Tuesday, October 12 – Alexandria City Council Legislative Meeting
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Jackie Henderson, 703.746.4550.

Tuesday, October 12 – Alexandria Electoral Board
Meeting at 8:30 a.m., 132 North Royal St, Suite 100.  For more information contact Eric Spicer, 703.746.4050.

Tuesday, October 12 - Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 9 a.m. in Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Ann Radford, 703.746.4168.

Wednesday, October 13 - Alexandria Firefighters and Police Officers Pension Plan Board 
Meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room, Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information contact Steven Bland, 703.746.3886.

Wednesday, October 13 - Post-Employment Benefits Trust Board Meeting
Meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room, Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information contact Steven Bland, 703.746.3886.

Wednesday, October 13 – Alexandria Gang Prevention Community Task Force
Meeting at 6 p.m. in the Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Michael Mackey, 703.746.4144.

Wednesday, October 13 – Alexandria Commission for the Arts Public Art Committee
Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.  For more information, contact Cheryl Colton, 703.746.5588.

Wednesday, October 13 – Alexandria Commission for the Arts Film Festival Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m., Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.  For more information, contact Cheryl Colton, 703.746.5588.

Wednesday, October 13- Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission 
Meeting at 8 a.m., Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St.  For more information, contact Lance Mallamo, 703.746.4554.

Wednesday, October 13 – Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 4 p.m. in Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information contact Ann Radford, 703.746.4168.

Thursday, October 14 – Alexandria Beautification Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St..  For more information, contact Judy Lo, 703.746.5940.

Thursday, October 14 – Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Peter Leiberg, 703.746.4666.

Thursday, October 14 – Alexandria City Firefighters and Police Officers Pension Plan Board
Meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Steven Bland, 703.746.3886.

Thursday, October 14 – Alexandria Commission on Aging
Meeting at 4 p.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St.  For more information, contact Debbie Ludington, 703.746.5692.