Month: December 2015

City Council Approves Downtown Parking & Transportation Plan

  On December 21st, City Council unanimously voted to adopt the Downtown Parking & Transportation plan. The plan represents more than two years of close collaboration between the Department of Public Works (DPW), the Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO), and the Burlington Business Association (BBA) and represents a new attempt to approach downtown parking […]

Committee Report: Downtown Action Group

  An update from Kara Alnasrawi, Committee Chair, on the work of the Downtown Action Group: The Downtown Action Group (DAG) has had several very well attended meetings in the past few months. The group has been focused on continuing to help create a safe, welcoming and attractive downtown for residents and tourists alike. We have been in […]

Mayor Weinberger Appoints Steven Locke as Fire Chief

Last week Mayor Weinberger announced  Steven Locke as the new Fire Chief in Burlington. Locke comes to Burlington after two decades with the Hartford Fire Department, serving as chief for the last seven, three years as the President of the Vermont Career Fire Chiefs Association, and currently five months of experience serving as Interim Town Manager of Hartford.

The Champlain Parkway and its Future in Burlington

This past Monday both state and local officials, residents gathered for a public forum put on by the BBA, AARP, SEABA, and Local Motion to learn about the next steps of the Champlain Parkway project. The $30 million, 2.5 mile road project has received a state environmental permit and construction is scheduled to begin in […]