Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Join the Campaign for Preservation & Change

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Here is a list of ten specific proposals offered by our campaign and defended during the recent election. Some were also supported by other candidates, or even adopted as their ideas. Imitation is a form of flattery and, in this case, a sign of how we influenced the debate. For example, Mayor Weinberger has established a group to preserve some BC land, asked for a delay of South End zoning change, and currently claims there will be no "fast-track" projects. We'll see. Meanwhile, here is a recap of the agenda for preservation and change presented by the campaign:

- Establish a public interest partnership to preserve BC/Diocese property

- Retain current zoning for the South End Enterprise Zone

- Restore NPA funding at $5,000 each, along with the authority to select staff

- Consider proposals like rent stabilization and a higher minimum wage to address affordability

- Join the federal lawsuit to challenge F-35 basing

- Accelerate marijuana legalization through local research and action

- Begin the process of reforming commission representation to provide more equality and accountability

- Establish standards for public-private partnerships that emphasize responsible growth and protection from gentrification

- Coordinate all stakeholders to assemble capital and retain local ownership of Burlington Telecom

- Tougher negotiations with UVM to house more students on campus, beginning with juniors

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