City Council Priorities
To operationalize these values, City Manager James Parajon has directed City of Alexandria staff to develop an interdepartmental business plan for each priority. This plan will consolidate existing plans and contain specific objectives, indicators and quarterly progress updates. Each quarter, an in-depth update on two of the priorities will be provided to City Council and the community.
Each of the following six priorities will be viewed through the lens of equity, environmental justice, civility, transparency, respect and service
Progress reports on each of the initiatives in the six business plans are available below and updated in March, June, September, and December.
Council Priorities Newsletter
Each quarter, the Office of Communication and Community Engagement (OCCE) develops a newsletter highlighting a story about an initiative in each of the six business plans.
The Fall 2023 City Council Priorities Newsletter includes the following stories:
- The City of Alexandria Engages Residents in the Effort Against Food Waste (Community Engagement)
- RPCA’s Innovative Summer Hiring Approach Makes a Splash in the Community (Compensation Philosophy, Community Engagement, Youth & Families)
- “I Can Go to the Grocery Store and Don’t Have to Stress About It” (COVID-19 Recovery, Economic Development)
- Giving Back and Second Chances (Economic Development)
- Order Up! Why Relocating to Alexandria “Feels Like Coming Home” for Five Guys (Economic Development)
- Providing More than Shelter (Housing Opportunities, Economic Development)
- Leaving No Child Behind (Youth and Families, Community Engagement)
Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic
We will advance the policies, practices, and resources needed to ensure a healthy, resilient, and equitable recovery for all residents and businesses.
Provide Diverse Housing Opportunities
We will facilitate an Alexandria housing economy that provides the necessary range of price points, safe and sustainable housing options, and the associated services to meet the needs of a thriving city.
Define Our Community Engagement Approach
Use both new and traditional outreach methods to ensure that engagement is efficient, effective and accessible to all stakeholders, creating a clear connection between community input and its effects on policy decisions, infrastructure needs and financial considerations.
Support Youth and Families
Explore ways to expand academic, social and emotional services and physical support to all youth during out-of-school hours.
Foster Economic Development
Seek out and consider budgetary, land use, regulatory and other economic development tools to foster sustainable and equitable development, diversify revenue and allow greater investment in our infrastructure.
Develop a Compensation Philosophy
Establish a new compensation philosophy to ensure we are the preferred workplace of choice and that employees feel valued.
The report below provides progress on each of the initiatives in the six business plans and is updated in March, June, September, and December. Open the report