The three candidates running for Burlington City Council in the upcoming special election met to debate issues on Tuesday, and each made the case for having the right viewpoints to represent the city’s East District.
In an appearance on “The Morning Drive” radio program Wednesday, Gov. Phil Scott addressed a series of topics ranging from rising crime and homelessness to the results of last week’s primary election.
The overworked and understaffed Burlington Police Department luckily didn’t see any new shootings this weekend, but police did have to track down stolen vehicles Thursday evening.
On Town Meeting Day, the Rutland City School Board shifted left again, meaning the high school’s mascot debate is likely to continue. Also, Burlington residents voted in favor or legalizing prostitution and keeping Progressives in control of City Council.
H.448, an act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington, passed in the State House of Representatives on February 22, 2022, by a vote of 96-47.
Progressives on Burlington City Council blocked the confirmation of Jon Murad as the city’s police chief Monday night despite support by half of city councilors, the city’s police union and Mayor Miro Weinberger.
Stith, who is hoping to unseat independent incumbent Ali Dieng on March 1, has received nominations from both the Republican and Democratic parties.
On Monday night Burlington city councilors held a marathon session that included passage of a precedent-setting policy regarding the legal status of prostitution. The measure will ultimately go before the voters on Town Meeting Day in March.
Generally Irritable’s Ericka Redic interviews Jeff Comstock, who serves as an alternate on the ad hoc redistricting committee for Burlington’s Ward 7. Comstock discusses the process, how Vermonters can have their voice heard, and what comes next for city governance.
Members of Burlington City Council on Wednesday night voted unanimously to impose a citywide mask mandate, but many local residents warned beforehand that the mandate would do more harm than good.
Acting Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad went on the radio last week to give an assessment of his department’s operations, and to talk about the continued challenges in running an understaffed department.
Burlington residents in Tuesday’s city council special election chose Progressive Joe Magee, a candidate who has called for abolishing the police and eliminating systemic racism from society.