Safety & Security

City Council Passes Two Resolutions on Safety & Security

Last night the City Council approved two resolutions aimed at addressing downtown safety and security. These measures were the first part of a multi-step public process which will see future discussions and votes before the City Council. BBA’s Executive Director, Kelly Devine, was in attendance and spoke at public forum in support of passing these […]

Mayor Miro Weinberger Releases New Principles and Initiatives to Address Opioid Crisis

Mayor Miro Weinberger today released new principles and announced the pursuit of new initiatives to address the deepening opioid crisis in the region that has resulted in a significant 38 percent increase in opioid-related deaths in Vermont. In Chittenden County, indicators such as retail theft and opioid-related arrests also show a growing crisis. The City […]

Trespass Forms Available at BBA Office

Recent changes to the Burlington trespass law mean that the Burlington Police Department can no longer issue a trespass on behalf of a businesses or private property. In light of these changes, the BBA in partnership with the Church Street Marketplace have created a universal trespass form that can be used by any business owner, […]

BBA Organizes 2nd Annual Adopt Your Sidewalk Downtown Cleanup

Thursday morning, BBA Members along with Mayor Miro Weinberger and Public Works Director Chapin Spencer, took part in the BBA’s second annual Adopt Your Sidewalk Downtown Cleanup. The group went to work on Cherry Street, sweeping up dirt and litter that had built up on one of downtown Burlington’s busy streets. This is the second […]

Downtown Action Group Committee Report

Committee Report from Kara Alnasrawi, Committee Chair of the Downtown Action Group: The Downtown Action Group (DAG) meets monthly to share ideas and discuss issues relating to the vitality of the downtown core. In the spring of this year the group launched an “Adopt Your Sidewalk” campaign to encourage business owners to keep the streets of downtown Burlington […]