Miro Weinberger

Carina Driscoll
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Over the past week,  two candidates have announced campaigns to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger in the election on Town Meeting Day in March.  On Monday, former city councilor and state legislator Carina Driscoll announced she will run as an Independent.  The lifelong Burlington resident, who is the stepdaughter of Senator Bernie Sanders, hopes to run a grassroots campaign that brings people together to build a new vision for the city.

Infinite Culcleasure
Infinite Culcleasure

Local elections in Vermont are held on Town Meeting Day in March.  In the past few days, two individuals have announced campaigns to challenge two-term incumbent Democratic Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger.  The first to announce is community activist Infinite Culcleasure.  He says will run as an Independent and seek support of the Progressive Party.

Carina Driscoll
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Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter is running for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, the same office that was the starting point for the independent U.S. senator's political career.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

This week, the Department of Justice sent letters to 29 jurisdictions across the country asking them to prove they are complying with federal immigration law that requires information sharing.  Albany, NY, Lawrence, Massachusetts, the state of Vermont and the city of Burlington are among the jurisdictions that received letters.  Burlington Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger made the DOJ letter public.  He says the notice is concerning, but not surprising.

Infrastructure work near downtown Burlington 10-6-17
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Burlington, Vermont is wrapping up the first construction season under the city’s Sustainable Infrastructure Plan. In November 2016 voters approved $25.5 million in general obligation bonds to fund the five-year infrastructure project. The plan includes the repair or replacement of streets and sidewalks, aging fire trucks, the bike path, water systems and other infrastructure resources. Mayor Miro Weinberger says substantial work has been done and the city is on target to meet its goals.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (left) and Burlington Telecom Advisory Board Chair David Provost
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Burlington’s mayor has offered his recommendation for which finalists he believes the City Council should advance the final round of consideration as the city sells its telecommunications service.

Governor Phil Scott (left) and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger launch the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition
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Vermont environmental, municipal and state officials were at the ECHO Center for Lake Champlain this week to announce the launch of a new coalition to help bridge the environmental chasm caused when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord.

Burlington City Hall
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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.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

President Donald Trump announced on June 1st that his administration would pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord.  The move was criticized not only by environmental activists but also business and municipal concerns.  Earlier this week more than 200 members of the Climate Mayors coalition signed the U.S. Climate Alliance’s “We Are Still In” open letter to the global community.  Among those in this region committing to support the Paris agreement is Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger.  The Democrat says the letter is consistent with the city’s long-time position on the environment.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger delivers State of the City address
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The mayor of Vermont’s largest city delivered his sixth State of the City address Monday night.  Miro Weinberger said Burlington is a strong and vibrant community as he outlined five goals for the next year.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and environmental leaders urge passage of ballot questions
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There are six questions on the city of Burlington’s ballot in November.  Mayor Miro Weinberger and key environmentalists met recently to urge voters to pass four of the questions related to the development proposal for the downtown core.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is welcoming news that the Burlington School Board will meet with the teachers union on Wednesday in an attempt to avert a strike.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

Saying Burlington is stronger than it has been in years, Mayor Miro Weinberger delivered his fifth State of the City address Monday evening.  He explains that his speech outlined the need to move from policy to action.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger discusses credit rating as BED Director Neale Lunderville observes
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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced this morning that Moody’s Investors Services has upgraded the city’s credit rating by two steps.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger attended the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Mayors’ Innovation Project in Washington last week. He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about what was discussed and some of the priorities he wants the Vermont legislature to address.

Burlington City Hall
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A month after Town Meeting Day, Vermont’s largest city is getting back to business. Burlington leaders were sworn in last night and Mayor Miro Weinberger delivered his State of the City address.

Loyal Ploof

On Town Meeting Day Tuesday, Burlington voters will choose a new council and mayor in a newly redistricted city. Four people are running to lead Vermont’s Queen City. In the last segment of our series with the candidates, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with Libertarian candidate Loyal Ploof.

Greg Guma

On Town Meeting Day Tuesday, Burlington voters will choose a new council and mayor in a newly redistricted city. Four candidates are running to lead Vermont’s Queen City. In the next segment in our series with the candidates, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with Independent candidate Greg Guma.

Steve Goodkind for Mayor

On Town Meeting Day Tuesday, Burlington voters will choose a new council and mayor in a redistricted city. There are four candidates running for mayor in Vermont’s Queen City. In the next segment in our series with the candidates, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with the Progressive-endorsed hopeful Steve Goodkind.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

On Town Meeting Day next Tuesday, Burlington voters will choose a new council and mayor in a redistricted city. There are four candidates running for mayor in Vermont’s Queen City. Today, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with incumbent Democrat Miro Weinberger, who is seeking his second term to run Vermont’s largest city.

City of Burlington

There is a lack of affordable housing in downtown Burlington, Vermont that officials have been struggling to deal with for years. A new report offers strategies to create a more affordable and liveable central city.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

Last week, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger joined a U.S. Conference of Mayors’ initiative against racism and discrimination. It was announced to coincide with commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Weinberger tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that implementing the 10-point plan of action against racism is an appropriate way to commemorate the tragedy.

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Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the permanent appointment of Gene Richards as Director of Aviation at the Burlington International Airport. Essentially the airport manager, Richards moves into the position after 10 months as interim director.