Advocacy

City of Burlington Credit Rating Upgraded to Highest in 10 Years

Mayor Weinberger announced Monday that Moody’s Investors Services has upgraded the City of Burlington’s credit rating two steps from “A2” to “Aa3”. This is the first time in 10 years the City has received a Double A rating.  From 2009 to 2012 the City was downgraded multiple times, eventually falling to just one step above […]

Recaping the 2019 BTV Housing Summit

Last week, Mayor Weinberger and city officials hosted a housing summit at City Hall. The summit featured an afternoon-long working meeting with breakout sessions as well as an evening town hall and delved into Burlington’s housing challenges, opportunities, and key topics for policy reforms. Kelly and Colin of the BBA were both in attendance and […]

City Council Candidate Forum on Livability

We are excited to announce that we are co-hosting a City Council Candidate Forum on Livability on Wednesday, February, 20 from 6-7:30pm at the Flynnspace at 153 Main Street. We hope our membership will take advantage of this opportunity to hear from City Council candidates as Town Meeting Day 2019 gets closer. This event is […]

College Street Holiday Stroll, December 7th

College Street Holiday Stroll Debuts December 7th

College Street businesses have teamed up to create a festive afternoon of music, food, drinks, and prizes to celebrate downtown Burlington’s fantastic local businesses this Friday, December 7th from 4pm-8pm. Adding to holiday cheer will be the return of winters lights on downtown sidestreets. The winter lights create a warm, welcoming environment on the street […]

Brad Segal Discusses Downtown’s Future

On Thursday, October 18th, Contois Auditorium was the setting for a presentation and discussion with Brad Segal of Progressive Urban Management Associates (PUMA). Brad was on hand to present his findings and recommendations after months of research on Burlington’s downtown improvement district. In collaboration with the City of Burlington, we have contracted with PUMA to […]

Mayor Weinberger Announced his plan to improve Lake Champlain water quality.

Mayor Unveils Clean Water Resiliency Plan for Lake Champlain

Yesterday, Thursday September 20th, Mayor Weinberger announced the Clean Water Resiliency Plan. The plan is a seven-point, $30 million initiative to stabilize, modernize, and upgrade Burlington’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure in an effort to protect Lake Champlain. Voters will have their say on the plan in November. PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Miro Weinberger Announces 7-Point Clean […]

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 […]