“What is being proposed is to legalize the most dangerous way to make money and to fully deregulate it,” Shively said. “It would allow any home, any salon … to becaome a brothel, and there is nothing you could do to stop it.”
“All that’s left to conclude is that some legislators (and the governor) feel the need to lord this one over local communities just because it makes them feel squirmy. And, honestly I get it. Change can do that to you.”
The Montpelier City Council abandoned its usual budgeting process at its Nov. 20 meeting and unanimously approved $10,000 for a social justice project only vaguely outlined for council members.
This is clearly a win-win-win scenario. Montpelier gets a 26 percent needed increase in parking in the downtown, the hotel will generate additional economic activity for the area, and residents will see no increase to their property taxes.
After landing on a federal list of sanctuary jurisdictions, Montpelier has modified its policy on cooperating with the feds to enforce immigration law — but both the mayor and chief of police deny the change had anything to do with President Trump.