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Re: “CityPlace Architect Says Mall Project Will Be Redesigned

This is making the BT screw-up look like child's play. Miro needs to resign. He appears to be engaging in a cover-up. And all of this "executive session" bullcrap needs to be made public immediately since it looks like we have been lied to.

The upcoming statement to be released will be a sanitized and lawyerly phrased excuse for a truthful and honest discourse with the public. As long as the folks in Burlington allow this backroom dealing to continue we will never be told the truth. Getting after your councilors to make it all public might be helpful.

Imagine that , real estate developers lying to the public . . . it sounds vaguely familiar . . .Trump, Weinberger , Sinex, Brookfield, liars all.

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by NorthOldEnder on 07/16/2019 at 3:28 AM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

Well, with all the stalled ventures with this project! Maybe Don Sinex is hoping for another Tax or finance break at the cities expense ?

Let's just take back the project and rebuild the Mall!!!

Oh and instead of charging rent ? do a percentage per store sales a month????

My 2 cents

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Lexi Marie on 07/15/2019 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

Burlington's once beautiful cityscape is quickly becoming disproportionately large buildings that will soon eclipse the sun. Private developers get their way paved: Menacing Cambrian Rise, Bayberry Commons' size and scope is mind-boggling, and just today post the judge's Friday ruling, the horrific sound of trees being felled and chipped in City Hall Park assaults the senses. Speaking of sense, there is no common sense in Burlington as I consider the permitted waste releases into Lake Champlain. IDIOTS, ignorant that planting trees is the best solution to our dysfunctional wastewater situation and carbon crazed loudmouths. I am on my way out of Vermont for good. Can't watch the devastation any longer or listen to the liberal mumbo-jumbo that seeks to put first the righs of illegal aliens, coddles drug addicts, expands welfare rolls, and slaps on the wrist, drug dealers and mural vandals. Good luck Burlingtonians. You'll need it.

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by saysme on 07/15/2019 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

It's next week. Any idea of when they'll have the update?

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Posted by Ethan Rogati on 07/15/2019 at 4:25 PM

Re: “In East Middlebury, Brown Novelty Company Winds Down

Great story. Well written and reported. Thank you.

Posted by Ethan Rogati on 07/15/2019 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Judge Allows Construction, Tree Removal to Proceed at Burlington's City Hall Park

To Brad D:
"Leave my Humanity alone!"
What the ___ does that mean? I have never touched your humanity.

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Posted by Charlie Messing on 07/15/2019 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Judge Allows Construction, Tree Removal to Proceed at Burlington's City Hall Park

@Charlie Messing

Leave my Humanity alone!

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Posted by BradD on 07/15/2019 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

From the article: 'In a 2016 letter to a legislative committee, Mayor Weinberger wrote, The city has no other viable or fair financing source for the project.'

This is a big problem! TIF funding was pursued on the premise of bounties from a $250 million project. Even if scaled back, the risk to taxpayers increases by the day.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tiki Archambeau on 07/15/2019 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

Miro could care less about what people think! He's just in it to try and make Burlington a bigger city which nobody wants and he's also listening to all of his rich friends! It's way past time to get him out and find someone who cares about our city..

16 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by on 07/15/2019 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

Construction Bid pricing must be coming in with Flatlander Owner and City of Burlington price adjustments built in to them and they are just now realizing just how much extra that adds to the total costs.

16 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by JimM on 07/15/2019 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Judge Allows Construction, Tree Removal to Proceed at Burlington's City Hall Park

Hi there - this thread is loaded with people who hate me. Can't talk, but nice to hear from you! Just write my email. OK?

2 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Charlie Messing on 07/14/2019 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Long Lines, Missed Flights: Airport Rush Hour Prompts Reconfiguration of TSA Access

I was in this 5:30am rush this morning. Travelers who typically fly from Burlington are not accustom to the lines that are described above and folks were tense about missing their flights. There was a TSA officer whose job it was to manage the line and I have never experienced anyone more caustic and unprofessional. She was yelling and completely unreasonable to the point that people ( already tense) began to escalate. It is concerning to me that anyone charged with the task of ensuring a safe environment would be so poorly trained and unprepared for the job. I understand this may be the best you can do for $17.55/hr but it seems the costs in the long run are going to be much greater. Not looking forward to flying through here ever again.

Posted by Concerned traveler on 07/14/2019 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Judge Allows Construction, Tree Removal to Proceed at Burlington's City Hall Park

@Charlie Messing, dude I just watched a few of your youtube videos. I have several questions if you have the time. Why did you start the channel? Why did you stop posting videos? Did Mike the harmonica player mentioned in the end of episode 130 ever play music with you? Do you still live in the house with the brown patterned ceiling?

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Posted by geodesrock on 07/14/2019 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

Ali Dieng please run for mayor.

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Posted by Tired of it on 07/14/2019 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

Taxpayers in Vermont's largest city seem surprised that their liberal, welfare-driven, big-spending mentality buys them ... nothing but incompetence.

And, oh, high taxes.

The "hole" downtown is nothing but a metaphor.

It is a great distraction for taxpayers who need to avoid acknowledging the real issue - big spending and no results.

So, sure, talk about the big hole, city hall park redesign, southern connector - all non-issues.

Make sure not to discuss what you get with politicians - and, yes, you the voters - who play to the high-taxing, welfare-loving base.

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Posted by Ted Cohen on 07/14/2019 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

"while we're at it: it's past time for TERM LIMITS for mayor."

It was well past time for term limits when Bernie served 4 terms, Clavelle served a gazillion, and Bob Who? served 2. Miro is stuck fixing some of the things that the long Prog Reign of Error didn't do: building virtually no housing, ignoring infrastructure, ignoring pension liabilities, and the list goes on.

32 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 07/14/2019 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' Long Trail to 2020

Bernie has the name recognition to become the President of our great country, to lead all of us to peace, prosperity, and happiness...but unfortunately he is blowing it big time. Here are a few things he needs to do: 1) be a positive leader, not a negative divider, and unite and lead all Americans; 2) Stop the manufactured made-for-TV outrage, Americans are sick and tired of you and Donald screaming and yelling...try leading and persuading for a change; 3) in addition to fighting for the little guy and fighting corruption, endorse and support and persuade America's great companies (Amazon, Google, GS, Exxon, Ford...) to be partners with your proposed programs; 4) Push for bringing good immigrants to the U.S., consistent with our history, but in a responsible and lawful and well managed way in which we DON'T LOOSE our great American Culture; 5) Change our economy and tax structure to be consistent with the fact that the communications and Biopharmaceutical industry are rapidly changing our world, and as such needs to be actively lead and managed to help all Americans to become successful in our new economy; 6) Focus on reducing collegiate costs by rolling out strong online collegiate and skill-based training, and concomitant with that create new niche jobs for American workers, 7) same with health care, reduce costs substantially by creating many new niche specialized jobs eg. lower costs by creating many new jobs in health care with highly specialized niche expertise, along with reduced regulations, improved focus on FDA quality objectives, lower liability expenses, and of course an Amazonized distribution system... C'mon Bernie, this is your chance to make history, tame your ideas and make them palitable and financially viable...and for crying out loud, let folks with medical insurance keep what they have!

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Posted by Russell Beste on 07/14/2019 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

Strong leadership requires active never-say-die commitment to get the project completed on time, contracts with specific and clear incentives and penalties, and the brains to tell the difference. Apparently we have none of the above. Couple this crap hole in the middle of our gorgeous city, along with the planned pave over of our once beautiful city hall park, and the massive tree removal on North ave a year ago to provide subsidized housing, makes it clear Burlington has lost it's way. Come on BTV leaders, get back on your game. You are smart, Burlington is a GREAT CITY, and we are better than this. Get the job done. Make our city great again.

36 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Russell Beste on 07/13/2019 at 11:59 PM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

No no no
Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

24 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Davito Martino on 07/13/2019 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Burlington Expected to Update Public on CityPlace Next Week

It is cute that people think Weinberger is for the people and there is a huge misunderstanding because he is just too busy serving the people to take time to account for the giant hole. Weinberger and his super pac to get this thing passed is just as culpable for this mess as anyone.

45 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Mt.Philo on 07/13/2019 at 7:42 PM

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