Potomac Yards Metro is one example of unacceptable governance and a lack of leadership. For a year the city held important information from residents with the excuse that they believed they were under NDA (non-disclosure agreement). They weren’t.
It is simply unprofessional to sign an NDA and not know or understand the terms. It is a complete failure of leadership to believe you’re under NDA, and not go back and renegotiate those terms in order to bring such important information back to the community.
I believe that the city government should be working with and for residents. Sometimes, we don’t get what we want, and that’s ok. But when that’s the case, there should be compelling reasons for why the city has made the decision it’s making, not poor excuses. All too often in Alexandria, that’s not the case.