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Mayor Miro Weinberger wins a fourth term on Town Meeting Day 2021
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Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger won re-election Tuesday to a fourth three-year term in his closest race yet for the city’s top seat.

The Black Lives Matter flag flies in front of Burlington City Hall
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The Burlington, Vermont City Council passed a Public Safety Continuity Plan at Monday night’s meeting. But amendments to the proposal fundamentally changed the intent of the mayor’s proposal.

The Black Lives Matter flag flies in front of Burlington City Hall
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The Burlington, Vermont City Council met this week and delayed action on one item regarding police department restructuring and voted down another related item.

The Black Lives Matter flag flies in front of Burlington City Hall
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Burlington voters will elect a mayor on Town Meeting Day, March 2nd.  The incumbent Democrat and his challengers met recently for a virtual forum hosted by one of the city’s neighborhood planning assemblies.

The Black Lives Matter flag flies in front of Burlington City Hall
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The Burlington City Council has failed to override a veto by the mayor that would have placed a question on the Town Meeting Day ballot asking voters if an independent police oversight board should be created.

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An issue that shadowed Burlington, Vermont officials throughout 2020 began at the end of 2019.  As Progressives took control of the City Council, policing issues were targeted. Now the department faces cuts moving into 2021.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
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The mayor of Vermont’s largest city is voluntarily quarantining after a possible exposure to COVID-19.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announces new policing initiatives
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Democrats in Vermont's largest city have nominated incumbent Mayor Miro Weinberger to serve another term.

On Sunday about 500 city Democrats participated in a virtual caucus in which they nominated Weinberger to run for what would be his fourth term in office.  Burlington party Vice Chair C.D. Mattison offered the formal nomination.  “Miro has dedicated himself to the people of Burlington and delivered building a financially strong and nimble city. A Burlington ready to respond to the pandemic.”

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Governor Phil Scott held his latest COVID briefing this morning, asking Vermonters to reconsider any travel plans they may have for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Coronavirus cases are increasing in Vermont. Tuesday evening, Burlington’s mayor held a virtual town hall with medical experts to discuss concerns and what people should know about new guidance to stem the spread of COVID-19.

The state of Vermont has seen a spike in coronavirus cases and while officials say the numbers aren’t large, they are concerning.

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Police departments across the country have come under increasing scrutiny this year. In Burlington, Vermont, a month-long encampment at a park adjacent to the city police department and nightly marches to City Hall emphasized activists’ demands for changes. While the camp has disbanded, city officials are working on policing issues.  At the most recent Burlington City Council meeting, the panel heard reports on racial equity and policing issues.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announces new policing initiatives
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The mayor of Burlington, Vermont announced a series of initiatives Friday aimed at transforming policing in the city.

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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger held a COVID briefing Wednesday afternoon during which he presented information on several projects the city is working on. He didn’t mention protests that have been occurring in the downtown for over a week until questioned at the end of his presentations.

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Last week, Vermont granted localities, especially college towns, stronger powers to set COVID-19 restrictions.  Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger plans to call a special session of the city council Thursday to pass stricter measures to prevent an outbreak in the city.

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A measure to bring ranked choice voting to Burlington will not be on November’s ballot.

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Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger took a brief break from his regular COVID-19 updates in July but returned on Wednesday. He covered several issues including concerns about college students returning to the city for in-person classes during the pandemic.

Burlington's CityPlace remains undeveloped in this September 2019 photo
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Mayor Miro Weinberger has sent a default letter to the developers of a stalled redevelopment project in the center of downtown Burlington, threatening legal action.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger leads community declaration that racism is a public health crisis
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Burlington, Vermont’s mayor was joined by leaders of the city’s Black community this morning to declare racism a public health crisis.

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A new partnership agreement has been announced between the city of Burlington, Vermont and Champlain College that will allow city residents to take online courses at reduced cost.

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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.

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The mayor of Vermont’s largest city says the coronavirus pandemic has changed this year’s Green Up Day. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has the latest about COVID-19 in Burlington.

Burlington’s mayor hosted a tele-town hall Tuesday evening to discuss the public health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and how Vermont’s largest city should respond to the crisis.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott is planning a further easing of pandemic lockdown rules to begin next week. Retailers will be able to open but must follow strict guidelines.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has extended his State of Emergency mandating state residents stay home and non-essential businesses remain closed through mid-May.

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Monday evening was the first meeting of the new city council elected by Burlington, Vermont residents on Town Meeting Day in March.  The new council met electronically to elect a new council president, conduct COVID-19 related business and hear Mayor Miro Weinberger’s annual State of the City address.

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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is providing daily updates on how the city, nonprofits and agencies in Vermont’s largest city are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. His latest updates have focused on aid to low-income residents and small business.

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Burlington, Vermont officials held a number of meetings on Monday to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak. The regular meeting of the City Council was attended virtually to comply with social distancing recommendations.

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Officials in Vermont have outlined a series of initiatives over the past week to enhance social distancing and minimize transmission of the novel coronavirus. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is announcing additional changes in the state’s largest city.

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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is outlining a number of new actions he is implementing to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Vermont’s largest city.

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