RB | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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Re: “An F-35 Preview Shakes Up Winooski

Just another long example of the government evading issues they knew the answers to years ago....we've seen this unfold so many times throughout history. Spending hundreds of millions of taxpayers money on remediation that didn't have to happen, etc. There are more appropriate basings for the F35 than here. And I agree with Hillary Gombar, this is another example of environmental racism. I know the response will be, if you don't like it move....well that's fine for people who can move....environmental racism is about people who CAN'T move. Fly the F35's over the Hill Section in Burlington and the responses would be very different.

19 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by RB on 06/06/2019 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Piss Poor: Burlington Mulls Proposals for More Public Bathrooms

Why on earth the new City Hall Park redesign didn't include bathrooms and how this administration thinks is beyond me. It made sense to include bathrooms in the park redesign.

46 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by RB on 05/22/2019 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Champlain Parkway Construction Could Begin by Year's End

Great news!

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by RB on 05/21/2019 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Second Chances: Lawmakers Begin Drive for Ranked-Choice Voting

Bring back Ranked-Choice Voting! People might not have like the mayoral outcome between Wright & Kiss but the voting system worked for us in Burlington. I was sorry to see it go. RCV requires voters to think about more than one candidate, eliminates expensive runoffs, allows more candidates to run and not be spoilers, etc. And the candidates have to appeal to broader constituency. It would have been interesting to see how RCV would have performed during our last mayoral election between Carina, Infinite and Miro.

17 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by RB on 03/06/2019 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Freeman Unseats Incumbent Knodell for Burlington City Council

Congratulations Perri and Jack! Solid victories.....well done!

30 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by RB on 03/06/2019 at 9:26 AM

Re: “CityPlace Partner Assures Council That Project Will Move Forward

My concern is I've heard there are proposed changes to this project, eliminating some buildings, adding this and that, etc. So what does that do to the TIF bond repayment? Is it possible the redesigns wouldn't generate enough tax base revenue to repay the bonds and the taxpayers would be on the hook....I know it's a complex calculation? Maybe future reporting could address this question.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by RB on 02/06/2019 at 1:50 PM

Re: “F-35 Critic Rosanne Greco Enters Race for Adjutant General

Go Rosanne!

30 likes, 41 dislikes
Posted by RB on 02/05/2019 at 11:48 AM

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