For our Sunday Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the 5 most interesting stories in the Alexandria, Virginia area you need to know.
In the News
A wintry mess is on the way mid-week which may disrupt the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes A powerful arctic cold front is set to blast through the Washington region Tuesday evening. It could have disruptive impacts, with rain quickly changing to snow during the evening commute and then rapidly freezing over roads. (CWG)
Alexandria Schools face growing costs The public schools’ superintendent last week proposed a $285 million FY 2020 operating budget, 4 percent over last year, driven especially by growing student enrollment and employee pay and benefits. (Alexandria Gazette)
President Trump is okay with a 2nd shutdown in three weeks on February 15 President Donald Trump is prepared to shut down the government again or declare a national emergency if Congress won’t give him the border wall money he wants, the White House said Sunday. (WTOP)
Alexandria lost 90% of its affordable homes in the past few decades. Is it really ‘radical’ to build more? As of 2017, Alexandria lost 90% of the affordable housing it had back in 2000. The city could start to address this shortage by adding housing in areas currently zoned for single-family homes, in a way that would mimic some of its best neighborhoods. (GGWash)
A look at City government employee compensation & benefits Overall, city government employees make less than the workforce at large, although their benefit packages add a lot of value. (Alexandria Gazette)