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Passengers aboard the South Korean ferry could not board lifeboats because the vessel had already listed too much, a crew member on the ship said, according to a radio transcript released today.

The dramatic conversation that took place while the Sewol ferry was sinking last Wednesday was released by the search mission's joint task force.

At least 58 people have died in the sinking, and about 244 are missing, the South Korean coast guard said.

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04/19/14 07:33The following message has been issued by the Government of the District of Columbia, and is being forwarded through Alexandria eNews at your request. The content of this message has not been issued or reviewed by the City of Alexandria, and may not be applicable to Alexandria.
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8th Annual DC Walk to End Lupus Now Event Road Closures

MPD reports that Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 3rd and 14th streets is currently shut down due to the 8th Annual DC Walk to End Lupus Now Event. The Walk begins at 9:00am and the roadway will be shut down until further notice. Please use alternate routes.


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The search area currently being combed by an underwater drone for Flight 370 should be completed within the next week, said the Malaysian acting transport minister.

The underwater scan of the southern Indian Ocean for traces of the plane will be intensified for the next few days, the minister said.

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04/18/14 20:46The following message has been issued by the Government of the District of Columbia, and is being forwarded through Alexandria eNews at your request. The content of this message has not been issued or reviewed by the City of Alexandria, and may not be applicable to Alexandria.
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Travel Advisory

TRAVEL ADVISORY

The D.C. Department of Transportation Continues Safety Inspections of Overhead Sign Structures Throughout its Highway Network

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is planning safety inspections of overhead sign structures for Sunday, April 20, 2014 through Friday, April 25, 2014. All inspections are conducted during nighttime hours between 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM, Sunday through Friday, and daytime hours between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to be alert while traveling through these locations and be observant of the inspection personnel. Traffic controls will be in place to warn motorists as they approach the areas.

The inspection schedule is shown below:

Planned Inspection Date: Monday, April 22

Eastbound and Westbound Military Road NW near 16th St NW (Signs NW 001 & NW 002)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures.

Westbound Route 50 New York Ave NE near Fort Lincoln Drive (Sign 050-002)
There will be a right shoulder and lane closure.

Eastbound Route 50 approaching Bladensburg Road (Sign 050-003)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Eastbound Route 50 New York Ave NE near Fort Lincoln Drive (Sign 050-004)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures.

Eastbound Route 50 New York Ave NW between 5th Street NW and 4th Street NW (Signs 395-048, 395-049 & 395-050)
There will be a right lane closure. There will be nighttime mobile closures.



Eastbound and Westbound Route 50 New York Ave NW between Kirby Street NW and 4th Street NW (Signs 395-053, 395-052 & 395-051)
There will be a right lane closure. There will be nighttime mobile closures.

Westbound I-66 near Kennedy Center (Sign 066-005)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Eastbound I-695 between New Jersey Avenue SE and 6th Street SE (Signs 695-004, 695-005 & 695-006)
There will be a right lane and right shoulder closure. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Eastbound I-695 between New Jersey Avenue SE and 7th Street SE (Signs 695-004, 695-006 & 695-007)
There will be a left lane and left shoulder closure. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Eastbound & Westbound Pennsylvania Ave (Sousa Bridge) over Anacostia River (Signs 695-012 & 695-013)
There will be a right lane closure. There will be nighttime mobile closures.

Eastbound Massachusetts Avenue NW at 4th Street NW (Sign 395-045)
There will be a right lane closure. There will be nighttime mobile closures.


Planned Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 22

Northbound I-295 from 11th St Bridge to Pennsylvania Ave (Signs 295-037 & 295-026)
There will be alternating left lane and right lane closures. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound & Southbound I-295 East Capitol St to Benning Road NE (Signs 295-045 & 295-039)
There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound 11th St Bridge (Signs 295-020, 295-022 & 295-024)
There will be a right shoulder closure with minor encroachment approaching the 11th Street Bridge. There will be alternating left lane and right lane closures across the bridge. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound I-295 at Suitland Parkway between Defense Boulevard and Howard Road SE (Signs 295-007, 295-008 & 295-015)
There will be a single left lane closure. There will be a single right lane closure in the vicinity of an entrance and exit ramp. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-295 at South Capitol St & Suitland Parkway Split (Sign 295-012)
There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-295 Ramp at 11th Street Bridge (Sign 295-019)
There will be a single left lane closure starting at Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE.

Southbound I-295 crossing 11th Street Bridge (Signs 295-021 & 295-023)
There will be a single left lane closure approaching and crossing the 11th Street Bridge.

Northbound I-295 Exit for 8th Street SE (Signs 295-027 & 295-034)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures.

Northbound I-295 approaching Baltimore/Washington Parkway Northbound (Sign 295-044)
There will be a single right lane closure in the vicinity of an exit ramp. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-295 approaching Exit to East Capitol Street Off-Ramp (Sign 295-035)
There will be a single left lane closure between New Jersey Ave SE and 7th St SE. There will be multilane mobiles closures.

Northbound & Southbound I-295 between Hayes St NE & Polk St NE (Signs 295-040, 295-041, 295-042, 295-043 & 295-053)
There will be a single right lane nighttime mobile closure.

Northbound I-295 side access road to Benning Road / Foote Street (Sign 295-050)
There will be a single left lane closure. There will be nighttime mobile closures.

Westbound Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue at I-295 (Sign 295-054)
There will be nighttime mobile closures.


Planned Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 23

Southbound S. Capitol St. SW near Bolling AFB (Signs 295-004 & 295-002)
There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-295 approaching Pennsylvania Avenue SE (Signs 295-030 & 295-029)
There will be a right lane and right shoulder closure. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-295 from Nicholson Street to 11th St Bridge (Sign 295-025)
There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-295 from Fifth Sterling Ave SE to Malcolm X Ave SE (Sign 295-006)
There will be a left lane and left shoulder closure. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-295 between Howard Road SE and Suitland Parkway (Sign 295-011)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound and Northbound I-295 at Blue Plains Drive SW (Sign 295-009)
There will be a right lane and right shoulder closure. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-295 1 Mile North of the Capital Beltway (Sign 295-046)
There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound and Northbound I-295 ½ Mile North of the Capital Beltway (Signs 295-048 & 295-014)
There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound I-295 from Malcolm X Ave SE to Thomos Rd (Signs 295-003 & 295-005)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-295 from Good Hope Road to Howard Road (Signs 295-013 & 295-016)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound I-295 from Howard Road SE (Sign 295-013)
There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound I-295 approaching Good Hope Road (Signs 295-017 & 295-018)
There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound I-295 from Suitland Parkway to MLK Blvd (Sign 295-017)
There will be multilane mobile closures.


Planned Inspection Date: Thursday, April 24

Northbound South Capitol Street SE near I Street SE ramp to I-395 (Signs 395-037 & 395-038)
There will be short duration mobile closures.

Northbound I-395 at 14th Street Bridge over Potomac River (Signs 395-006, 395-007, 395-008 & 395-009)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures between the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Exit 2 (Potomac Park). There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound I-395 (HOV) over Potomac River (Signs 395-003 & 395-005)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures between the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the NB Route 1 and NB I-395 Split. There will be short duration mobile closures.

Northbound I-395 at Case Memorial Bridge (Signs 395-011, 395-013, 395-030 & 395-061)
There will be a left lane closure between Potomac Park (Exit 2) and 12th Street Expressway. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound I-395 approaching Exit 6 for C Street SW and the I-395 Northbound Tunnel (Sign 395-024 & 395-055)
There will be a right lane/shoulder closure between 4th Street SW and the I-395 Northbound Tunnel. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound I-395 between 7th Street SW and 2nd St SW (Signs 395-022, 395-024, 395-043 & 395-044)
There will be a left lane closure. There will be multilane mobile closures.


Northbound I-395 towards I-695 after split to 3rd St Tunnel (Signs 395-043 & 395-044)
There will be a right lane/shoulder closure. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-395 at 4th Street SW (Sign 395-023)
There will be a right lane closure and right shoulder closure between 3rd Street SW and 6th Street SW.

Southbound I-395 between 6th Street SW and L’Enfant Plaza (Signs 395-017, 395-019, 395-020 & 395-021)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound I-395 near Jefferson Memorial (Sign 395-010)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures. There will be short duration mobile closures.

Southbound I-395 at 14th Street Bridge over Potomac River (Signs 395-001, 395-002 & 395-004)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures between George Mason Memorial and the Mount Vernon Trail. There will be multilane mobile closures.

Southbound 14th St SW near Ohio Drive (Sign 395-042)
There will be alternating right and left lane closures.

Southbound I-395 approaching Exit 2 for Potomac Park (Sign 395-012)
There will be a single left lane closure. There will be multilane mobile closures.


Planned Inspection Date: Friday, April 25:

Northbound I-395 between 9th Street NW & 7th Street NW (Signs 395-064 & 395-014)
There will be multilane mobile closures.

Northbound I-395 at Francis Case Memorial Bridge (Sign 395-015)
There will be a right shoulder and right lane closure.

Northbound I-395 approaching Tunnel, Before RR Overpass (Sign 395-026)
There will be a left lane closure. There will be nighttime mobile closures.

Northbound I-395 approaching Tunnel and Exit for D Street SW (Signs 395-027 & 395-057)
There will be short duration mobile closures.

Northbound I-395 approaching Exit 7 for I-295 Anacostia and I-395 South toward Richmond (Signs 395-028, 395-054 & 395-031)
There will be short duration mobile closures.

Southbound I-395 at New York Ave (Sign 395-033)
There will be a single right lane closure starting at New York Avenue.

Southbound I-395 at 3rd Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue NW and G Street NW (Signs 395-035 & 395-034)
There will be a single left lane closure. There will be nighttime mobile closures.

South Capitol Street SE underneath M Street (Sign 395-036)
There will be short duration mobile closures.

Southbound I-395 at 9th Street Expressway from Constitution Avenue NW (Signs 395-067, 395-066, 395-065, 395-041, 395-018, 395-016 & 395-056)
There will be short duration mobile closures.

Northbound I-395 approaching Exit 9 to Massachusetts Avenue NW near E Street NW (Sign 395-060)
There will be short duration mobile closures.

Southbound I-395 between E Street NW & D Street NW (Signs 395-063 & 395-062)
There will be short duration mobile closures.



On any day which on-site conditions prohibit closures in the areas noted above, the following alternate inspection schedule is shown below:

Northbound & Southbound I-295 Anacostia Freeway from the South DC line to the North DC line.
There will be alternating single and double left and right lane closures from the South DC line to the North DC line.


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04/18/14 16:10City Updating Online Interactive Maps: Community Participation Opportunity For Immediate Release: April 18, 2014The Information Technology Services Department of the City of Alexandria is in the early stages of updating its online system of interactive maps to be more meaningful, usable, and interactive for the community.We need your input! Your participation in a brief, hands-on exploration of these applications will help in the development of this tool for potential users. Community members will have the opportunity to participate online through the project website (www.alexandriava.gov/gis) and in-person at various times and locations throughout the City.  Upcoming in-person opportunities to participate:April 19th - 24th: James M. Duncan Branch LibraryApril 28th - May 4th: Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central LibraryMay 5th - May 9th:  Kate Waller Barrett Branch LibraryMay 13th - May 16th:  Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch LibraryVisit www.alexandriava.gov/GIS for times and details.Interested in participating? Just show up! Questions? Contact Katherine Carraway, 703.746.3855, Katherine.Carraway@alexandriava.gov.
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04/18/14 14:53The following message has been issued by CNN, and is being forwarded through Alexandria eNews at your request. The content of this message has not been issued or reviewed by the City of Alexandria, and may not be applicable to Alexandria.
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The captain in the South Korean ferry disaster has been criminally charged and is in custody.

Lee Joon Seok faces fives charges, including negligence leading to sinking the ship, abandoning the ship, causing bodily injury resulting in death and not seeking rescue from nearby ships, the news agency Yonhap reported, citing prosecutors and police.

The cause of the accident still isn't known. But a South Korean prosecutor said Lee wasn't in the steering room when the ferry started to sink. A third mate was at the helm.

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04/18/14 13:54The Alexandria City Council is seeking applicants to fill the following vacancies on City of Alexandria boards, commissions and committees. Council will act on these vacancies at the May 13, 2014, City Council meeting. All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form and return it to the City Clerk’s Office or file the form electronically via the City’s website http://www.alexandriava.gov/Boards no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 2, 2014. Applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council. Applicants may only submit an application to one committee at a time.  Affordable Housing Advisory Committee – three vacancies:  one representative of a civic association in the City, due to an administrative action; one residential tenant in the City, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a representative of an employer in the City who employs at least 100 employees, due to a resignation. The Committee, whose members also serve on the Housing Master Plan Advisory Group, meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. for Housing Master Plan business. Separate Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meetings will be held at 6:30 the same evening on an as-needed basis. In the event Committee business is expected to take longer than 30 minutes, a special meeting will be held on an alternate date convenient to the majority of members. Approximately four to five hours per month are required of Committee members. Alexandria ASAP (Alcohol Safety Action Program) Board – two vacancies:  one vacancy for an attorney representative, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a substance abuse treatment center representative, due to an expired term. The Board meets quarterly on the third Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. Alexandria Gang Task Force – four vacancies: one representative of the Alexandria business community, due to an administrative action; one member representing the youth of the City, due to an administrative action; one member from a community organization with specific outreach to the Latino community, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a member from and representing the faith based community, due to an administrative action. The Task Force meets quarterly during the weekday evening. Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Task Force members. Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee – eight vacancies for citizen members, two due to expiring terms; one due to an expiring term, two due to expired terms and three due to resignations. The committee meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  Approximately three hours per month are required of Committee members. Alexandria Transportation Commission – one vacancy for a citizen who possesses qualifications in land use, transportation and/or municipal finance, who lives west of Quaker Lane, due to an expiring term.  The Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.  Approximately two hours per month are required of commission members.   Board of Architectural Review – Parker-Gray District – one vacancy for an architect representative, due to an expiring term.  The Board meets on the fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. (except in August when they are on recess.)  Approximately five hours per month are required of Board members.   Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission – one vacancy for a member who shall be a high school student, due to an expired term.  The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month.  Approximately eight hours per month are required of commission members.   Citizen Corps Council – one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross, due to a resignation. The Council meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately four hours per month are required of Council members.  Commission for Women – two vacancies for citizen members, due to expiring terms.  The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.  Approximately eight hours per month are required of Commission members.   Commission on Aging – three vacancies: two citizen members who are 60 years of age or older due to resignations; and one citizen member, due to a resignation. The Commission meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  Approximately six hours per month are required of Commission members. Commissioners are required to become involved in at least one committee.   Commission on Employment – four vacancies:  one business representative from among recognized area businesses including minority-owned and small businesses, due to an expired term; and three for representatives from such organizations as educational agencies, organized labor, rehabilitation agencies, community-based organizations, economic development agencies and the public employment services, due to resignations. The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 a.m.  Approximately five hours per month are required of Commission members.  Commission on HIV/AIDS – nine vacancies: one member who is a practicing physician, due to a resignation; one Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association representative, due to a resignation; one student who currently attends high school in the City of Alexandria, due to an expired term; one representative of the Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry, due to an expired term; one representative from the Human Rights Commission, due to a resignation; one representative of Inova Alexandria Hospital Department of Pastoral Services due to a resignation; one Alexandria chapter of the American Red Cross representative, due to an administrative action; and one member from and representing the City of Alexandria Public Schools due to an expired term. The Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately three hours per month are required of Commission members.  Commission on Information Technology – three vacancies: one T.C. Williams High School student, recommended by the faculty (this is a newly created position); one representative of an institution of higher education located in Northern Virginia, due to an expired term; and one representative from the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee, due to a resignation; The Commission meets on the second Monday of every month.  Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Commission members. Commission on Persons with Disabilities  - one vacancy for a representative of the business community, appointed by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to a resignation. The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month.  Approximately six to ten hours a month are required of Commission members. Community Criminal Justice Board – three vacancies:  two citizen members due to an expired terms; and one vacancy for a representative of the business community recommended by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to an expired term. The Board meets quarterly on the first Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  Approximately two hours per month are required of Board members.   Community Policy and Management Team – one vacancy for a representative of a private organization or association of providers of children’s or family services which provides such services within the City on a continuing and consistent basis, due to a resignation. The Team meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.  Approximately two hours per month are required of Team members. Community Services Board – two vacancies: one vacancy for a licensed physician representative, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a consumer (current or former direct recipient of public or private mental health, intellectual disability, or substance abuse treatment rehabilitation services) or family members (immediate family member or the principal caregiver who is not paid) of consumer, due to an expired term. The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Approximately eight hours per month are required of Board members.   Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors – six vacancies, all due to expiring terms and term limits:  one historic preservation representative; one restaurant owner/manager representative; one national or international trade or professional association executive; one hotel owner/manager representative; and two citizen members. The Board meets on the third Monday of the month. Approximately three hours per month are required of Board members. Please note that application must first go through the ACVA Board of Governors who then makes recommendations to City Council. Economic Development Partnership – The Nominating Committee of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (www.AlexEcon.org) is currently reviewing applicants for director positions on the AEDP Board of Directors. The successful applicants will serve a three year term, beginning July 1, 2014.  Candidates must have professional experience in one of the following business sectors: Finance; Real Estate; Major Employer in the City of Alexandria (with more than 250 employees); Advertising/ Public Relations; Land Use/Development; Attorney/Architect/Planner/Engineer; Information Technology; Defense Industry, Retail/Hospitality and Trade or Professional Associations.  Any interested candidates should submit a resume and brief statement explaining their desire to serve to the AEDP by Friday, May 2, 2014.  Resumes and statements can be emailed to Stephanie Landrum, landrum@alexecon.org Emergency Medical Services Council – six vacancies:  one citizen member, due to a resignation; one representative of the Alexandria Chapter of the Red Cross, due to a resignation; one operational medical director, due to an expiring term; one emergency room physician from Alexandria Hospital, due to an administrative action; one representative of the Alexandria Medical Society who has privileges at Alexandria Hospital, due to an expired term; and one for a representative of the Emergency Nurses Association from Alexandria Hospital due to an expired term. The Council meets quarterly at the call of the chair. Environmental Policy Commission – four vacancies: three members from the field of environmental sciences (e.g., environmental/sanitary engineering, ecology, geology, botany, hydrology, chemistry) or who have Alexandria waterfront expertise), two due to resignations and one due to an expired term; and one member from the field of urban planning, due to a resignation. The Commission meets for a work session on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. and a regular meeting on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Approximately 15 hours per month are required of commission members.   George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee – ten vacancies: one member nominated by the First Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line, due to a resignation; one member nominated by the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society, due to an expiring term; two business community representatives nominated by the Chamber of Commerce, one due to an expired term and one due to an expiring term; one member nominated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars due to a resignation; one member nominated by the Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations due to a resignation.  The Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately three to five hours per month are required of Committee members. Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia – one vacancy for a provider member, due to a resignation.  The Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 8:00 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Commission members.   Historic Alexandria Resources Commission – five vacancies: one representative from the Alexandria Archaeological Commission, due to an expired term; one citizen representative from Planning District I, due to a resignation; one Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors member, due to a resignation; one business representative, designated by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to an administrative action; and one Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association representative, due to an administrative action. The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  The Commission does not meet in the summer.  Approximately two hours per month are required of Commission members. Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission – one citizen member, due to a resignation.  The Commission meets at the call of the chairperson.   Human Rights Commission – five vacancies: two citizen members, one due to an expired term and one due to a term limit; one representative from the Economic Opportunities Commission, due to a resignation; one representative of the Commission on Aging, due to a resignation; and one Landlord-Tenant Relations Board representative, due to a resignation.  The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately five hours per month are required of Commission members. Local Emergency Planning Committee – one vacancy for an owner and operator of a facility subject to the federal emergency planning requirements of Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), due to a vacancy created by a term limit. The Committee meets quarterly at the call of the chair.  Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Committee members.   Park and Recreation Commission – one vacancy for a representative from Planning District I, due to a term limit.  The Commission meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately eight hours per month are required of Commission members.   Potomac Yard Advisory Committee – two vacancies: one vacancy for a qualified professional skilled in architecture, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a Potomac East area representative, due to an expired term. The Committee meets at the call of the chair.   Public Health Advisory Commission - one vacancy for a physician practicing in the City nominated by the Alexandria Medical Society due to a resignation.  The Commission meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Commission members.  Sister Cities Committee – two vacancies for representatives of the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee due to resignations. The Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and participates in the Christmas Walk and Scottish games.  Social Services Advisory Board – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an administrative action.  The Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately six hours per month are required of Commission members. Torpedo Factory Art Center Board – one vacancy for a representative of the Commission for the Arts, due to a resignation.  The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  Approximately 8-10 hours per month are required of board members.   Urban Design Advisory Committee – one vacancy for a representative of the Old Town North business community, due to an expired term.   USS Alexandria Liaison Committee – four vacancies: one representative from the Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations, due to an expired term; one citizen member, due to an expired term; one representative of the U.S. Navy League, due to an expired term; and one representative of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to an expired term.  The Committee meets as needed.   Waterfront Commission – four vacancies:  one citizen representative from Park Planning District II, due to an expiring term; one citizen representative from Park Planning District III, due to an expiring term; one representative from the Historic Alexandria Foundation, due to an expiring term; and one representative from the Planning Commission, due to an expiring term.  The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m.  Approximately five hours per month are required of Committee members.         * * * * * * Applicants may only submit an application to one committee at a time. Please note that the term “expiring term” means the position vacancy is due to a term of an incumbent that is about to expire, and the incumbent may or may not reapply for the position.All applicants must comply with City Ordinance No. 2452, which states that no appointee shall reside outside of the City of Alexandria unless a residency waiver is granted, and City Ordinance No. 2641, which states that City employees may not apply for vacancies on boards, committee or commissions that relate to the responsibilities of the department in which they are employed. Members of the Human Rights Commission are available to assist any person or attend any meeting to explain the board and commission application process.  To request such assistance, contact Jean Kelleher at 703 746-3140.For further information about the vacancies or responsibilities of these boards and commissions, contact Jackie Henderson in the City Clerk/Clerk of Council Office at 703 746-4550.
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04/18/14 13:16The following message has been issued by Arlington County, Va., and is being forwarded through Alexandria eNews at your request. The content of this message has not been issued or reviewed by the City of Alexandria, and may not be applicable to Alexandria.
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Traffic Alert from Arlington County

Reference the accident EB 66 @ Sycamore. Tow truck is on scene all lanes will be reopening shortly. ETD/OEM


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