Sunday, February 19, 2012

Burlington Beat: Countdown to Town Meeting

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Campaign Notebook: 
Kurt Wright's cross-party alliance takes shape
    Feb. 12: While Democrat Miro Weinberger added Gov. Peter Shumlin to his growing list of prominent Democratic endorsers in the race for Burlington mayor, Kurt Wright provided a deeper look at the unusual political alliance he is creating, and identified some players in a possible City Hall team. Continue reading

The City Council at work: from left, Joan Shannon, Kurt Wright (white shirt), Bill Keogh, Ed Adrian, Paul Decelles, Bram Kranichfeld, David Hartnett, Bob Kiss,
Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, and CCTV.

Sanders, Searles push transportation plan 
with $408 million for Vermont
    Feb. 14: A national transportation group report ranks Vermont's rural roads as the worst in the nation, and that's unlikely to change unless the U.S. Senate's version of a pending transportation bill prevails. If it doesn't, the state will have to cut $160 million from transportation spending over the next five years, Vermont Transportation Secretary Brian Searles said. Continue reading

More live TV coming to public access; 
Burlington Telecom to add new channel
    Feb. 16: Channel 17 has signed a new contract with Comcast Cable, and is stepping up its live coverage. Lauren-Glenn Davitian, executive director of the public access channel which serves Chittenden County, made the announcement in a report to the Burlington City Council. Continue reading

City Council grapples with student housing and UVM relations
    Feb. 16: The Burlington City Council took on nagging quality of life issues in the Queen City Monday night. Council members heard conflicting and sometimes angry reactions from Burlington residents and landlords to proposed new occupancy limits aimed at student housing. Ultimately, they rejected the ordinance change. But they passed a resolution with recommendations for a renewed agreement with the University of Vermont that covers housing and other town-gown relationships. Continue reading