The Burlington GOP on Friday held a special meeting to choose a candidate to run for City Council in Ward 3, and local members ended up selecting Navy veteran Christopher-Aaron Felker.
The Burlington GOP will hold a special meeting Friday evening to choose a candidate to run for the city’s Ward 3 seat, which was left open after former councilor Brian Pine resigned.
The Burlington City Council on Monday night will consider a Public Safety Continuity Plan developed by Mayor Miro Weinberger. The plan places the blame for a looming shortfall in police coverage squarely on the “defund the police” vote held last June.
Last week the Burlington City Council voted to identify the city’s investments in fossil fuel companies and to divest those by April 2021.
Here’s an interesting news item from last Friday. The Burlington City Council has banned backyard wood burning fire pits due to concerns about air pollution. They’re addicted to virtue signaling instead of dealing with their own CO2 emitter problem.
Two council members have weighed in on the newly passed racial justice resolution in Burlington, which includes a 30 percent cut to the police force, declaring racism “a citywide health crisis,” and a task force to “consider an apology and a proposal for reparations for the role that Burlington has played in chattel slavery.”
Independent candidate Ericka Redic has announced she is running for Burlington City Council, Ward 4. She is a native Vermonter with family ties to Burlington’s New North End.
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 local Progressive Party made waves on Town Meeting Day as Progressive candidates won two city council seats out of four up for election.
“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.”
The Burlington Telecom bidding process continued at an open City Council meeting Monday night, leaving two suitors standing to purchase the troubled municipal fiber-optics telecommunications network.