Business Tax Reform Task Force

Page updated on Apr 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Earlier this year, as part of its ongoing effort to promote economic growth and make Alexandria a business-friendly community, the Alexandria City Council requested the City Manager to create a new Study Group on Business Tax Reform to investigate proposals that might be useful in promoting economic growth.

City Manager Rashad Young has now appointed this Task Force, and its members are:

  • Bruce Johnson, Chair
  • Jill Erber
  • Gregory H. Leisch
  • Laurie MacNamara
  • H. Skip Maginniss
  • James L. McNeil

If you have questions about the work of the Task Force, please contact Bernard Caton at 703.746.3963.

Business Tax Reform Task Force Final Report

The Business Tax Reform Tax Force has released its final report.

Business Tax Reform Task Force Seeks Public Comment

The Task Force is seeking ideas from the public on ways the City might promote business growth. While these ideas do not need to be revenue neutral, there should be a realistic prospect that growing commercial activity will generate more revenue over time than the cost to implement these ideas or the revenue lost as a result of any changes in taxes or fees.  The public is urged to learn more and provide public comment.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

December 19  
6 – 8 p.m. 
Chet and Sabra Avery Conference Room 2000  

January 7, 2014 
6 - 8 p.m.
Sister Cities Room 1101  

January 22, 2014 
6 - 8 p.m.
Sister Cities Room 1101 

January 28, 2014 
6 - 8 p.m.
Sister Cities Rooms 1102 a&b 



Meeting Materials



Background Materials: 


Background materials: 

Proposed Objectives: 


Background materials:   

Incentives that have been offered by the City to attract new business 

BPOL Tax Rates and Revenues in other Virginia Localities and Alexandria 

Proposed Objectives