The Phil Scott administration is proposing a sale of the Zampieri office building in Burlington, calling it “underutilized.” But an official from the state employees’ union said that news “came as a surprise.”
Will Anderson beat FaRied Munarsyah in a virtual caucus on Thursday night. Anderson will face Democrat incumbent Joan Shannon in one of five City Council races on Town Meeting Day.
Brandt, a Democrat, won the East District seat in a special election in December. Burlington Democrats said Tim Doherty will run for the spot on Town Meeting Day.
‘Nobody wants this sooner than those folks that this is going to serve,’ Jackie Corbally, a consultant on the project, told the Burlington City Council this week.
State Auditor Doug Hoffer attributed the problems to “poor recordkeeping, key staff turnover, and slow adoption of strategies recommended by the City’s own auditors.”
Andrew and Hannah Christiansen purchased the formerly troubled business last year. To counter a history of safety concerns at the location, they have partnered with social service agencies on community outreach.
A petition campaign put an independent community control board on the Town Meeting Day ballot in Burlington. City Council Progressives rallied around that proposal as part of their plan for public safety in the city.
A federal judge approved an agreement between attorneys for the school district and Monsanto’s parent company, Bayer, on Friday that would allow demolition of the high school in February.
The former bakery, which closed suddenly in 2021, was purchased by a real estate company affiliated with U-Haul in November, according to documents from the city.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and others urged the public to vote against a Town Meeting Day ballot item that would establish a new Community Control Board overseeing the police department.