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Re: “Burlington Activist to Challenge Council President Knodell

Too often when people serve in any elected position too long, they become members of the club and no longer identify with (or represent) the people who elected them. Look at how they vote. Sharon Bushor is a rare exception. Genese Grill's opponent is not.

Genese will bring a resident's petspective to City Council. She will be faithful to the values of the Central District, and will work well with Councilor Tracy. She will bring energy and independence to a council that tpday acts like the mayor's private club.

Genese is not timid. She will fight for the people in her district and for all who want a council that serves as a balance to over-reaching power. People all over the city are counting on Wards 2 and 3 to send Genese' strong, independent voice to the council table.

52 likes, 58 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 01/11/2017 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Once Homeless, Stephen Marshall Is Now an Advocate

Good idea to hold January meeting of the Alliance at Salvation Army -- a lunch meeting. Suggest they mix with people during lunch and meet after.

Posted by leaterhune on 01/01/2017 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Burlington Mall Opponents Sue to Get Vote Result Tossed

$250 million mall redevelopment? Much criticism arose over the frequent use of this general description of the project which required rezoning of the town center property. Critics claimed the label was not technically accurate. If it were used in a ballot question, it could have invalidated the question.

Truthful ballot language is a legal issue that is adjudicated in court. It is not a popularity contest. All voters should be glad that CLC is willing to fight for our right to be told the truth on the ballot. Flyers and newspaper ads can lie, there's no law against that. But ballot language is prescribed by law, and the voter's right to a truthful presentation is protected.

12 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 11/23/2016 at 12:53 AM
Posted by leaterhune on 11/03/2016 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Jane Sanders Calls Shumlin’s Clinton Endorsement ‘Worthless’

What Shumlin's endorsement did was earn him disfavor among Vermonters. Already an unpopular governor, he sank even lower, and now he is pulling a good candidate down with him.

23 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 10/20/2016 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Parent: Burlington School Board Member’s Facebook Page 'Spews Forth Hatred'

A few years ago, there was a call for City Council to create a procedure for recall of public officials. Without recall, we can't remove an official who misappropriates funds or is convicted of a crime, never mind for tweets like these by school commissioner David Kirk, or for what Kurt Wright calls the inappropriate and offensive language of Michael McGarghan who has called for lynching President Obama. With so many young families moving to the nNE, wouldn't you think we could choose more appropriate and inspirational people to represent us?


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Posted by leaterhune on 10/19/2016 at 1:26 PM

Re: “‘Unity Campaign’ of Burlington Councilors Backs Ballot Items

Vote NO on #3 and #4 if you think 14 stories and up to 185ft is too tall.. There is a Plan B: "Were the project to be scaled back, Sinex said HFF could recalibrate and continue to solicit fewer lenders and investors." http://vtdigger.org/2016/07/30/burlington-…

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Posted by leaterhune on 10/12/2016 at 11:28 PM

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