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Re: “South Burlington Council Wanted a Say in Burlington Zoning Change

I wonder if this means Burlington gets to weigh in as South Burlington development continues rapidly around Williston Road and Dorset St, causing huge traffic pileups throughout the county. I'm sure So.Burl. would be happy to run its planning and zoning decisions by the BTV Mayor in any areas adjacent to the city, right?

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 06/19/2019 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Burlington Citizen Group Sues to Stop Champlain Parkway

Thanks Gigrape - should've said "Shelburne Rd" - you can take 189, but at certain times of the day its so congested its actually quicker to go through downtown. Shelburne Rd. itself is a commuting nightmare. I guess for folks who don't have to drive to get to work every day, the traffic and lack of options to bypass city roads (not to mention efficient mass transit between towns) isn't a big deal. That might be why the opponents are mostly retirees.

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 06/12/2019 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Burlington Citizen Group Sues to Stop Champlain Parkway

I think we've narrowed down the fundamental basis of Steve Goodkind's politics: NO. No to development of much needed housing, no to improvement of our decrepit and inadequate transit infrastructure, no to repairs to our parks and other spaces. The fact that Goodkind was a decision maker over each of these topics in years past maybe explains why they have been so stagnant for so long.

Of all things, the local transit situation is a huge barrier for Chittenden County residents and visitors. Traveling from Mallet's Bay to Williston can take 35-45 minutes, getting from Shelburne to the U-Mall requires driving through downtown Burlington. These "opponents to everything" could have proposed alternatives and sought consensus on them at any time over decades, but it's always easier just to refuse.

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 06/11/2019 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Burlington City Council Forms Police Oversight Committee; Other Accountability Efforts Fail

Can't take action, create a committee. Don't want to take action, make the committee huge. We can't expect police officers to be "perfect all the time", right?

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 06/04/2019 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Walters: Legislators Still Sparring Over School Lead Tests

Or schools, who are responsible for the health and welfare of students in their custody during the school day, should just go ahead and perform lead testing on their own as part of that responsibility.

Posted by Nate Awrich on 05/17/2019 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Burlington Officials Sought to Change 'Homicide' Finding in Police Case

I wonder what Del Pozo and the mayor would say if the medical examiner called up the chief or the state's attorney and suggested they didn't know what they were doing when they made a decision to arrest or charge someone with a crime. "Chief, the standard you have to follow for making an arrest is not the one you used, let me explain to you how you should do your job." I can see that going over really well, right? He'd just be trying to "clarify" the situation privately, of course.

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 04/18/2019 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Are the Rich Really Running From Vermont's 'Death Tax'?

DOUG HOFFER - you cite the ITEP data in a discussion about estate taxes, but it appears the ITEP data does not include estate tax figures in its analysis. Why did you cite it, if that is the case?

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 04/09/2019 at 11:16 AM

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