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PUBLIC HEARING: Alexandria Asking for Citizen Participation in Confederate Street Renaming, Thursday, November 30

Cobblestone street with the sun rising over it.
This is the cobblestone block of Prince Street, which intersects with Lee Street (named for Robert E. Lee) just where the sun is rising in the photo. (Photo: Lee Moody)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Alexandria’s City Council Naming Committee will hold a public hearing on the City of Alexandria’s effort to foster a more inclusive community by renaming City roadways currently named for Confederate figures. Members of the press and public are invited to attend and provide input.

  • WHAT: Confederate Street Renaming Public Hearing.
  • WHEN: Thursday, November 30, 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: City Hall Council Chamber (301 King St., second floor).
  • WHO:
    • Members of the Alexandria City Council Naming Committee
    • Jack Browand, Deputy Director of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities; Staff Liaison, City Council Naming Committee
    • Gretchen Bulova, Director of the Office of Historic Alexandria.
    • Dana Wedeles, Strategic Initiatives Officer, City Manager’s Office.
  • RSVP Information: To participate virtually, register in advance.
  • Media Parking: Market Square Parking Garage is on site, and street parking is available.

Those planning to speak should sign up through the Speaker’s Form, using docket item #2.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact [email protected] or 703.746.3146, Virginia Relay 711.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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