FLS editorial enables a hush-hush council – Date: 5/25/2011

If Incentives work, why aren't things better?

Location, Location, Location: The 'Burg Remains Well-Positioned For Success  – Date: 5/15/2011 

Matt Kelly's op-ed column on Fredericksburg as a city: It's the best way to retain control of what matters to the city 

Why the gag order on city-courts discussion? – Date: 3/10/2011

This is not the time for city to take on new debt – Date: 1/28/2011

Matt Kelly's op-ed column on the Fredericksburg courts 

Richmond acts, the city looks at opportunities – Date 3/19/2010 

Matt Kelly's response to the state budget (Fredericksburg). 

New city court facility would be ill-timed – Date: 11/23/2009

A river runs through it – Date: 9/6/2009 

The future of the waterfront, Fredericksburg, by Matt Kelly 

The big picture: VRE is essential – Date: 3/19/2009

Matt Kelly's op-ed column on why VRE is essential to our growing region. 

New courts can wait for sunnier economy – Date: 12/9/2008

The city can wait to build new courts. 

WE CAN AVOID THE CIRCLE OF HELL – Date: 5/11/2008 

Viewpoints/Is the Fredericksburg area now in Northern Virginia? 

Buckley made us–imagine!–  – Date: 3/1/2008

Buckley made us think! 

Wanted: Tourism and high-end business development – Date: 2/10/2008

Irish Brigade did its part for the nation; you should do yours, too – Date: 1/9/2004 

Civil War soldiers' sacrifices show us the importance of supporting democracy. 

The future of Fredericksburg lies in its past–so let's showcase it – Date: 8/29/2003


The Issues

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:
Too often we are hearing from those in City Hall that they are doing what is required to inform the public. {more…}

THE END TO BUSINESS AS USUAL:
No matter the adversity there are always opportunities. While presenting significant challenges to local governments in providing levels of service expected by residents {more…}

TAXES: 
I cannot understand those who justify raising taxes because our tax rate is lower than other localities or those who opposes tax increases on the basis that taxes are too high. {more…}

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 
“Even before the recent economic crash it was evident the city needed to diversify its tax base. {more…}

HISTORIC PRESERVATION: 
“As we consider the future development of our communities we must keep three simple truths in the fore front of our deliberations…" {more…}

CONSERVATON: 
“You’re going to get a lot of people pushing to open that river up,” Kelly said. “ {more…}

TRANSPORTATION: 
“At the end of the day, what I want to be able to do is say, alright, [GWRC], if you want to take care of transportation, these are the projects you’re going to need, this is how much it’s going to cost, this is how much we’re going to get from the state…{more…}