Three candidates for Burlington City Council Ward 3 met in a debate last week and discussed a range of important local issues, including the hotly contested issue of funding police.
On the Morning Drive radio show this week, Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad responded to allegations that he is exaggerating the negative impact of staff reductions on 24-hour policing in the Queen City.
A GOP candidate for Burlington City Council has stated publicly that men and women are born with predetermined biological sex, yet the mere statement of scientific fact has triggered a debate on both sides of the political aisle as to whether that’s a politically correct thing to say.
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.
A former Vermonter and ongoing advocate for government transparency is alleging that the city of Burlington is violating federal law by creating race-based affinity groups for city employees.
During a meeting of the Burlington City Council’s Public Safety Committee and the Police Commission, it was said that removing Green, an individual who is black, and appointing Springer, an individual who is white, was, in the words of police commissioner Melo Grant, “really beyond the pale.” Oh, if George Orwell were still alive.
As Town Meeting Day approaches, the Burlington GOP has released a statement making clear to voters that ballot initiatives that push green energy in homes will raise the cost of heating, and new eviction bans will mean fewer rentals while wealthy homebuyers benefit.
The climate activists have found a new target for their mandates, restrictions, and taxes: the city of Burlington. They’re pushing a resolution that would lead quickly to a ban on burners, boilers, furnaces, stoves, fireplaces and dryers that use natural gas.
Among the initiatives that Burlington residents will be voting on this Town Meeting Day include two climate-themed goals: letting the city regulate residential and thermal energy systems, and doing so with “climate justice” in mind.
Moving McNeil’s primary electrical source to natural gas from wood would reduce CO2 emissions. Yet proposals 3 and 7 would disallow this. This is counter-productive.
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.