Burlington City Council

City debates making bids public in Burlington Telecom sale

Keeping the information under wraps could bolster the city’s bargaining position, says the mayor. Bidders “don’t fully know who they stack up against and what the others are offering.”

Burlington will stick with North Avenue lane makeover

Police said the number of crashes and the severity of injuries were reduced during a one-year trial period. But some councilors and residents were frustrated with the public input process.

Dieng wins highly contested Burlington City Council seat

Ali Dieng will be only the person of color and the second city councilor from Burlington’s new immigrant community.

Eight companies submit bids for Burlington Telecom

BURLINGTON — Eight companies submitted letters of intent to buy or become a partner in Burlington Telecom, the city’s municipally owned communications network. Burlington is required to sell the company as part of a 2014 settlement with the telecom’s main creditor Citibank. The city will keep a larger portion of the proceeds if the sale […]

Dieng seeks to be second ‘New American’ on Burlington City Council

Ali Dieng, raised in Senegal, is one of three Democrats seeking a city council seat vacated by Tom Ayres. Former Republican City Councilor Vince Dober is also running for the New North End post in a special election in June.

Burlington faces tight window to approve final Town Center deal

Officials defended the use of closed-door council meetings as the mayor’s administration negotiates high-profile development deals, including one with the Town Center owner.

Burlington Republicans pounce on open City Council seat

The party was quick to put forward a candidate in Ward 7 as part of an expected push to increase the GOP profile in the city.

Vince Dober Announces Candidacy for Ward 7

Vince Dober Announces Candidacy for Ward 7 For Immediate Release April 7, 2017 Contact: Alex Farrell (802) 503-5242 [email protected] Burlington,VT – Alex Farrell, Chair of the Burlington GOP, and Vice-Chair Jason Maulucci released the following statement on behalf on the Burlington Republican Party regarding Vince Dober’s candidacy: The Burlington Republican Party is pleased to announce […]

Council approves sale process for Burlington Telecom

It will focus on a small number of potential buyers who are qualified. And it’s in the city’s financial interest to complete the sale by January.

Town meeting preview: Burlington

Divisions over the Town Center project are the backdrop for three council races. A $19 million bond for school improvements is also on the ballot.

Charles Winkleman: Listening to all voices

The unfortunate truth is that with an eight-week election season and 7,000 residents registered in my district, I have to focus my efforts on communicating with voters.

Burlington voters to weigh in on statewide $15 minimum wage

Councilor Selene Colburn, who is also a state representative, said a strong endorsement of the advisory question on Town Meeting Day would help galvanize support in Montpelier for raising the wage further.

Dig This: City Council races taking shape, highlighting divisions

Contests in three of the four districts reflect a growing divide in city politics between a voting bloc led by Mayor Miro Weinberger and a group of activists and organizers known as the Coalition for a Livable City.

Emma Mulvaney-Stanak: Weinberger’s misdirected criticism

The mayor’s critique of the Progressive Party is misplaced and his efforts to give the bulk of the credit to Democrats for Burlington’s successes ignores the efforts of 30 years of Progressive leadership in Burlington.