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Burlington Budget

Burlington City Council meets virtually to hear budget projections from Mayor Miro Weinberger
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The requirement that people stay at home and businesses close or reduce hours is effecting finances for business, government and individuals alike. Municipalities face a loss of sales tax, parking fees, tourism income and other revenues. Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger provided a “bad case” budget scenario to the city council this week.

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Independent auditors presented their review of Burlington, Vermont’s finances to the City Council this week.  A key weakness is delays in reporting from the city’s clerk-treasurer’s office.

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The Burlington City Council has approved the city’s roughly $79 million 2020 budget, but not before a new member of the panel attempted to delay the vote.

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The Burlington City Council passed a budget Monday evening.  In presenting his formal request for passage, the mayor said the plan includes strategic investments in public safety, infrastructure and sustainability — without resulting in a tax increase.

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The tax rate is staying flat and the city’s financial picture is good. That’s the upshot of the $185 million budget approved by the Burlington City Council this week.