After years of trying, Burlington is taking another stab at opening a facility for supervised drug use. The proposal does not have support from state or federal officials.
Federal officials have, for a year, said that Burlington would need to return $45 million, but opponents contest that, citing a law passed by Congress in 2021.
The Chittenden County State’s Attorney faced off against her primary challenger in a virtual forum on Wednesday, defending her five-year track record as the county’s top prosecutor.
As Vermont and the country see an uptick in mental health issues and some crimes, two Democratic candidates spar over whether to lean into or away from a progressive approach to law enforcement.
Following Burlington’s annual report on how its policing affects people of different races, the city’s police watchdog group is asking law enforcement to work with a third party to address potential racial bias.
The budget, which goes into effect Friday, is set to result in a slightly lower tax rate for Burlingtonians because of a statewide education tax relief initiative.
In an 8-2 vote, the body disqualified up to 80% of properties currently listed on such sites as Airbnb and Vrbo.
The debate about how to regulate properties such as Airbnbs has been simmering for two and a half years, and could hit its climax at the City Council’s Monday night meeting.
For Progressives, the redrawn district will serve as a key battleground to maintain influence in a Democrat-dominated chamber.
The city’s development review board warily signed off on a proposal to house people experiencing homelessness in 30 modular shelters on an Old North End parking lot, with one major caveat.