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Alexandria is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is considered a county-equivalent for census purposes.
- Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites
Last rated on Fed. 2, 2012
- Current budget is published.
- Meetings are listed on the calendar. Dockets, webcasts, and podcasts are available for download.
- Zoning ordinance available in municipal code.
- Building permits available.
- Information and forms to request records under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act is provided.
- Annual financial audit available.
- Has a comprehensive guide to local taxes.
- Administrative officials are listed with contact information.
- Bids for future contracts are posted, current contracts are not online.
- Includes a link to the Virginia Municipal League, which lists the city as a member
- City council members are listed with methods of contact, but email communication is only available through a web form.
- Current contracts are not online.
Alexandria Police Department
According to an investigation by Connections Newspaper reporter Michael Pope, the police departments of Fairfax County, Alexandria, and Arlington are among the most secretive and non-transparent in the country. According to the reports, the departments' interpretation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act in effect allows them reject nearly all information requests.
- Alexandria Website
- Alexandria Tourism
- Historic Alexandria
- Alexandria City Guide
- Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
- Meeting Information
- Municipal Code
- FOIA Procedures
- Guide to Taxes
- Contact Us
- Local Government Members
- "Trust Me: You Can Trust Us," Reason Magazine, August 30, 2010
- "Transparency Blackout: Police departments in Northern Virginia refuse to release public documents," Alexandria Gazette Packet, March 18, 2010