Advocacy

DPW Briefing on Lake Champlain Water Quality

This summer has seen several instances of wastewater outflows in to Lake Champlain, including an incident this week following a strong thunderstorm. RELATED: Public Works’ Statement on July 10th Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge As part of their efforts to keep residents informed about this issue, last month, the Department of Public Works(DPW) released a briefing outlining […]

BBA Comments on Inclusionary Zoning Recommendations

As Burlington continues to struggle with a “Housing Affordability Crisis” we see reform of Burlington’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) policy as a critical action for growing the city’s housing supply and accessibility. PlanBTV Downtown/Waterfront specifically identified reform of IZ as a necessary means “to encourage more of the housing that is so badly needed.”  We have submitted […]

The E-Bike Adventure Begins

Local Motion in collaboration with VSECU, Terry Bicycles and Pomerleau Real Estate,  is offering FREE rentals of e-bikes this summer. It is a great way to try out this new way to get around. BBA Executive Director Kelly Devine will be exploring Burlington on one of these fantastic new bikes. Stay tuned as she posts […]

Air Force Reaffirms Plan to Base F-35 at Airport

  Earlier this week, Mayor Miro Weinberger announced in a press release that the Air Force had made clear their intention to base F-35’s at Burlington International Airport, and that any alternative “flying mission” is unlikely. In written response, U.S. Air Force Secretary, Dr. Heather Wilson stated, in regards to an alternative mission: “We expect […]

BBA and Perrywinkles Partner to Donate $4000 to Street Outreach Team

Burlington, VT — For forty years, the Burlington Business Association (BBA) has found ways to give back to the community it works in support of. For this year’s BBA Annual Dinner and Awards, held Thursday, April 5th, 2018, the BBA partnered with Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry, who generously donated a Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch and winder […]

BBA Comments on Bank & Cherry Street Designs

In April, the City of Burlington unveiled its designs for upgrades to Bank and Cherry Streets. These plans present a tremendous opportunity to enhance the quality of these two busy downtown streets. We understand and have heard from our members that even amongst our group there exists a range of sometimes competing interests as it […]