Mayor Weinberger and CEDO host this public forum to solicit feedback and comment on the Downtown Housing Strategy Report prepared by HR&A Advisors. The feedback will be used to develop a strategic housing plan in consultation with stakeholders, including the affordable housing community, the active transportation community, local employers, AARP, our major institutions, the development community, Preservation Burlington, and environmental groups. CEDO staff will incorporate the report findings and public comments into a Housing Action Plan. A draft of the plan will be presented for public comment at a second public meeting in early September, with the goal of having the plan adopted by full City Council in fall 2014.
Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 1 meets the second Wednesday of the month.
Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 6 meets the first Thursday of the month. Meeting place: Greek Orthodox Church 600 South Willard Street.
Ward 1 School Board member Keith Pillsbury is joined by BHS Principal Amy Mellencamp and others to discuss the innovative ongoing work at the high school (Year End Studies (YES) Program, Patnership for Change, etc...) For more information visit the district web site: www.bsdvt.org
Erhard Mahnke, Coordinator of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition hosts Barbara Geries, Home Educatoin Manager with Champlain Housing Trust's Homeownership Center, to talk about what their program and their network of affiliated agencies around the state do to help get first time homebuyers into ownership. Also includes announcements of upcoming events and a breif legislative wrap-up on bills and budget items the Legislature passed that affect housing. www.vtaffordablehousing.org www.getahome.org www.vthomeownership.org
Mayor Miro Weinberger Releases the Downtown Housing Strategy Report. Joining the Mayor are Jane Knodell, City Councilor, Ward 2; Kelly Stoddard-Poor, Associate State Director, AARP-VT; Rita Markley, Executive Director, Committee on Temporary Shelter; Emily Boedecker, Executive Director, Local Motion; Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council; and Brian Pine, Assistant Director, Community Economic and Development Office.
Host Ron Wanamaker speaks with Rebecca Reese, Preservation Burlington board member, about the Preservation Burlington Homes Tour. Monthly call in show hosted by Preservation Burlington.
Trader Joes's ribbon cutting on South Burlington's Dorset Street, includes interviews on the evolution of South Burligton's City Center district. www.sburl.com