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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

City Council Sonnet #1

Posted By on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Ed. Missed the Church Street development debate at last night's City Council meeting in Burlington? Here's Staff Writer Mikes Ives' summary, in sonnet form:

The City Council knows the score on carbon,
An expert told our legislative body,
And yet, she noted, we're awfully slow to take action!
Oh yes, we know, Rep. Bushor said sympathetically.

"Exciting things" are planned, said Ronald Redmond,
The acting czar of Church Street Marketplace.
But Williston is an issue, Redmond
Beware the threat of big-box retail space!

Once Redmond had concluded his power pointing,
The councilors prepared to take a vote:
All those in favor of marketplace triage,
Said Wright, Republican president-appointee,
Say yea; but Why? Ed Adrian proceeded to note;
He'd had enough of the capitalistic barrage.

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Mike Ives

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Mike Ives was a staff writer for Seven Days from January 2007 until October 2009.

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