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Burlington Budget

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Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger presented his 2022 budget plan to the city council on Monday.

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The Burlington, Vermont Board of Finance is composed of the mayor and city councilors. This week the group heard the results of a survey about the proposed city budget and continued discussion about the 2022 proposed budget for the police department.

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The Burlington, Vermont City Council’s Board of Finance held a special session Monday evening to review two items. The panel reviewed the proposed 2022 budget, which includes some federal COVID relief funds, and discussed the status of a citywide property reappraisal.

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Burlington, Vermont city councilors approved the 2021 budget Tuesday night with less than two hours to spare before the new fiscal year.

The Burlington, Vermont School Board has voted to recommend that police officers continue to be in public schools for the upcoming academic year, amid some demands to remove them and defund police.

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After members and supporters of a racial justice group spent three days filibustering, the Burlington city council has begun its review of the proposed 2021 city budget.

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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger presented his proposed 2021 city budget Monday. His presentations focused on changes to the city Police Department budget and enhancing racial justice financing at a time when city revenues will be sharply lower.

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.