Paul Smedberg - Democrat for City Council

I remain dedicated to:

Our growing school age population which deserves the best teachers, adequate classrooms and facilities that promote a high standard of public education.

Developing a joint facilities Capital Improvement Plan for the next 10-15 years.

New investments in core infrastructure projects and economic development programs that are critical to move Alexandria forward.

Multi-modal transportation throughout the City and the region and addressing safety on our thoroughfares for all forms of transportation.

Affordable & workforce housing initiatives for a diverse population.

Accountable and efficient local government while maintaining the services which make our City a great place to live, raise a family, start a business, and age in place.

You deserve a government that is well managed, fiscally sound and responsive to all of its residents.  I am proud of my record of proposing, co-sponsoring and supporting programs and initiatives that have made a difference in our City. I will continue to strengthen our tradition of good government and work to address the issues we all care about.

Maintaining Fiscal Soundness

Paul has the experience and proven expertise to address the fiscal challenges facing our City. He will continue to champion initiatives that assure fiscal accountability, work to prioritize spending, engender and encourage economic growth as well as establish and maintain sustainable programs with proven results and positive outcomes.

Enhancing Alexandria’s Quality of Life

Paul is dedicated to assuring that Alexandria remains a great place to live.  He supports efforts to protect our neighborhoods through smart-growth principles and actions that assure a safe environment for all. He supports public-private initiatives to expand affordable and workforce housing options throughout the City and efforts that assure inclusiveness and diverse perspectives. 

Providing Quality Public Education

Paul promotes a concerted effort to ensure all children receive a first rate education in our public schools. He has repeatedly called for the timely, scheduled maintenance of educational facilities and he will continue to support the demonstrated capital needs of our expanding school age population. He believes all of us from parents, teachers, administrators, and members of the community must be dedicated to this common goal of educational excellence for all.

Focusing on Transportation Solutions

As the current chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, current METRO Board Member, past chair of Virginia Railway Express Paul has long recognized the need for increased transit options both within the City and across the Northern Virginia Region. He has actively pursued a more fiscally sound Metro system with enhanced safety and accountability. He has supported a number of initiatives and traffic studies to manage increased traffic within the City. He is a leading advocate for multi-modal systems and has worked to assure safer streets for cyclists and pedestrians.

Making Government More Effective

Paul will continue to ask tough questions, demand accountability and consider the bottom-line for all programs and initiatives.  He supports efforts to protect, build and enhance the City’s infrastructure – including sewers, sidewalks, school buildings and maintaining our parks and fields and providing a balance for competing City issues.

My Pledge to you

I have listened to you, acted on your behalf, advanced the overall good of the City and pledge to continue to be a voice of reason, a discriminating eye, and a practitioner of responsive dialogue. I believe I offer the sound stewardship and enlightened leadership that will assure Alexandria remains a thriving and inclusive community.  

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