Monday’s membership meeting of the Del Ray Citizens Association will feature an in-depth look at Alexandria’s municipal budget.
The meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Community School, will feature a panel of three budget experts—City Councilman Tim Lovain, John Renner, chair of council’s Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee, and Alexandria Budget Director Nelsie Smith.
The three panelists will answer questions about what exactly is happening with your tax dollars.
Monday’s meeting will also feature an update from the Alexandria Police Department on a recent uptick in crime in the Del Ray area.
On Jan. 21, a laptop, iPad and cash were stolen in a nighttime break-in at The Happy Tart bakery on Mount Vernon Avenue. The week prior, two gunpoint robbery incidents were reported in Del Ray, including a stick-up at Tsim Yung Chinese Carryout on Mount Vernon Avenue.
An iPad and cash were stolen during a break-in at VeloCity Bicycle Cooperative on Mount Vernon Avenue that was reported on Jan. 30.
On Feb. 1, two iPads and a laptop were stolen during a break-in at a residence in the 300 block of E. Spring Street.
Monday’s meeting is open to everyone.