Some of those voting no believe that children who are not legal adults are not ready to make fully informed decisions relating to voting or mature enough to hold positions of authority and responsibility over critical municipal decisions, such as property taxes.
“Apparently, Vermont Democrats only feel young voters are mature enough to make informed decisions when it might be politically expedient.”
“I simply cannot support granting authority to those who have no responsibility, especially when that authority requires others to do their bidding.”
Residents opposed taking steps to create a mayoral system in a 1,722-529 vote Tuesday. A ballot article asked voters if the Select Board should be advised to amend the town charter to move from a town manager system to a mayoral structure.
Public officials in the town of Brattleboro are considering building a government-owned internet network, in part, to protect so-called net neutrality.