An important man in our community passed away in late January.
What is meant by “Fair and Impartial Policing Policies?” The South Burlington fair and impartial policing policy citizen committee invites you to a virtual informational meeting on this topic.
My wife and I are supporting Dave Kaufman for city council because he is the only candidate who has both demonstrated and straight forwardly articulated his recognition that climate change is real and his commitment to address it at the local level.
Dave has been my academic advisor, teacher and friend for nearly three years now, and through knowing him, he has enhanced and elevated my life in the right direction.
Recent South Burlington conversations on open space and affordable housing have sometimes reduced the issues to a tradeoff between the development of affordable housing in rural spaces versus preservation of those natural areas.
I was dismayed by Sheldon Katz’s letter in which he stated that Black Lives Matter was “antithetical to the ideals symbolized by the American Flag … including among others sanctity of the individual; freedom of conscience, thought, speech and association; equal justice under law; and due process.”
As two newly elected school board members transition into their roles next week, and as I complete my term, I want to thank the community who provided me with the opportunity to serve for the past 15 years.
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