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Under the Dome: FY 2016 State Budget Forum 2 10/28/2014

A public forum on the FY 2016 state budget, held over Vermont Interactive Technologies closed-circuit network.  Two open public forums to discuss the State budget process, revenues and expenditures. In accordance with Act 162 Sec E.100.1 of the 2012 session, public participation is required with the “development of budget goals, as well as general prioritization and evaluation of spending and revenue initiatives.”
The discussion will be segmented into two distinct groupings of the areas of state government. On October 14th, the focus will be on all of the non-Agency of Human Services portions of state government. This includes Education, Public Safety, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Commerce and Community Development and Transportation among others. On October 28th, issues related to the Agency of Human Services.  The Forums consist of brief introductory remarks by Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding, a short FY 2016 fiscal update by Commissioner Reardon, with the remainder of the time devoted to questions and comments from the attendees.

Vermont Health Connect: Time for Open Enrollment 10/28/2014

Open Enrollment for Vermont Health Connect runs November 15th 2014 to February 15, 2015. Deborah Pereria, Lead Navigator Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and Donna Sutton Fay, Navigator, Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security Education Fund provide information on what to expect this year, and how to enroll for coverage.  For more info:
Vermont Health Connect 1-855-899-9600  VermontHealthConnect.gov

Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security Education Fund  1-866-482-4723  www.vermonthealthconnecthelp.org

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England  1-866-476-1321  www.ppnne.org

Burlington CEDO Show: Burlington's Housing Plan 10/27/2014

Brian Pine, Assistant Director for Housing and Community hosts Jane Knodell, Ward 1 City Councilor and Chair of the City Council Community Develop,ment & Neighborhood Revitalizatoin Committee for a conversation on Burlington's Housing Plan. Burlington CEDO Office's monthly show. 

Wards 4 & 7 NPA Legislative Candidates Forum: District 6-1 & 6-2 10/22/2014

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to empower citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies facilitate communication between the citizens of Burlington and city government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Wards 4 & 7 meet the third Tuesday of the month. Meeting place: Robert E. Miller Community Center 130 Gosse Court.

More on Redistricting: http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CityCouncil/Ward-Redistricting/

Burlington Telecom Advisory Committee and Board: Burlington Telecom Advisory Board 10/22/2014

The advisory board is made up of: David Provost, Pat Robins, David Parker, Joan Shannon, Karen Paul, and Vince Brennan.  Agenda: http://www.burlingtontelecom.net/About-Us/Burlington-Telecom-Advisory-Board

Chittenden Solid Waste District 10/22/2014

Chittenden Solid Waste District's mission is to provide efficient, economical, and environmentally sound management of solid waste generated by residents and businesses within its member towns and cities of Chittenden County. 

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission 10/15/2014

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Organization (CCRPC) promotes cooperation among the 19 municipalities of the Chittenden County region.

Visiting Nurses Association: Madison-Deane Initiative featuring Stephen Kiernan 10/15/2014

Visiting Nurses Association: Madison-Deane Initiative featuring Stephen Kiernan, Vermont Journalist, Novelist, National Speaker and Author of "Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life From the Medical System."

The Madison-Deane Initiative (MDI) is the education arm of the VNA End-of-Life Care services. It was created in 1997 to educate the general public and medical professionals about quality care at the end of life. MDI advocates for the strengthening and coordination of quality end-of-life care through education and communication between related organizations. MDI provides educational programs to the community, answering questions on topics related to quality care at the end of life.

http://www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/end-of-life-care/madison-deane-initiative

Special Steering Committee NPA 10/14/2014

Special Steering Committee NPA regarding the Renovation and Expansion of COTS.

Under the Dome: FY 2016 State Budget Forum 1 10/14/2014

A public forum on the FY 2016 state budget, held over Vermont Interactive Technologies closed-circuit network.  Two open public forums to discuss the State budget process, revenues and expenditures. In accordance with Act 162 Sec E.100.1 of the 2012 session, public participation is required with the “development of budget goals, as well as general prioritization and evaluation of spending and revenue initiatives.”
The discussion will be segmented into two distinct groupings of the areas of state government. On October 14th, the focus will be on all of the non-Agency of Human Services portions of state government. This includes Education, Public Safety, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Commerce and Community Development and Transportation among others. On October 28th, issues related to the Agency of Human Services.  The Forums consist of brief introductory remarks by Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding, a short FY 2016 fiscal update by Commissioner Reardon, with the remainder of the time devoted to questions and comments from the attendees.

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