Since Abubakar Sharrif’s death, staff from Mayor Miro Weinberger’s office, the Racial Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Office and the police department have been in touch with BIPOC and immigrant community members to discuss how best the city can support grieving and concerned residents, according to the mayor’s spokesperson.
According to the Burlington Police Department, 23-year-old Abubakar Sharrif was found bleeding from apparent stab wounds early Sunday morning at a restaurant downtown. He was pronounced dead at a hospital later that morning.
A new court ruling spells hope for a group of neighbors opposed to a proposed housing project in South Burlington.
According to uncertified results submitted by town clerks to the Chittenden Solid Waste District, 82% of voters supported the measure.
Partial results released Tuesday night by the Secretary of State’s Office showed supporters of Proposal 2 outnumbering opponents 82%-11%.
Though Vermont has embraced universal mail-in balloting for some elections, waste districts are not included. Chittenden Solid Waste District officials are hoping voters will show up in person on Tuesday to vote for a new recycling center.
Kimberly Carson has served in various positions at the Iowa Judicial Branch and was most recently the director of education and human capital development. She led judicial education and professional development for nearly 2,000 employees and helped lead diversity and equity initiatives across the agency.
“It’s all of us working together, pulling in the same direction so that we can identify the problems before they blossom,” Gov. Phil Scott said at the Governor’s School Safety Conference on Wednesday.
Brian Peete was the capital’s first Black police chief when he took over the position in July 2020.
Meanwhile, the social justice nonprofit is searching for a new executive director, following the resignation of Zoraya Hightower, a Progressive Burlington city councilor representing Ward 1.