A special committee formed in response to a couple of controversial use-of-force incidents is now initiating demographic data collection on the Burlington Police Department’s ticketing record.
The Vermont Republican Party has just elected its youngest official ever to take the helm of one of the GOP’s largest, local party committees.
The Burlington Electric Department has set a goal for net-zero energy usage by 2030, a policy which could have a big impact for electric, transportation and heating costs if implemented.
As part of a broader Democratic Party gambit to recast immigration enforcement at the U.S. southern border as Nazi-like, the Vermont Peace and Justice Center held a “Close the Camps/Stop the Deportations” protest on Tuesday afternoon on Church Street.
While a new committee is being formed to review policies in response to accusations of police brutality, statistics from the Burlington Police Department show that very few police interactions involve a use of force, and only a handful of those require a review.
The chair of the Burlington Police Commission who will appoint two commissioners to a new committee on policing practices hasn’t ruled out any of the three African Americans put on the police commission earlier this week by city councilors.
As accusations of police brutality continue to grip the city, one Progressive city councilor says existing police policy is mostly solid as is, but he still supports a review by a special committee.
As Vermont looks to advance its own net neutrality rules in the wake of last year’s FCC ruling that rescinded the policy at the federal level, one expert is warning that such efforts will fail, and a trade group is already threatening to sue.
Mayor Miro Weinberger wins re-election, 72 percent of residents vote to approve $85 million school budget with 8 percent property tax increase, and voters say yes to more climate action and advising funding for affordable housing.
“If that were the only item on the ballot, then you would get almost 95 percent support. But look at the curve ball that was thrown.” Question 6 passed on Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote.
“I represent a ward that definitely is divided on this question. There is a very strong camp of individuals who really are opposed to … a military presence at all, and then there’s another group of people who really want to have a military presence at the airport.”