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The Week Ahead: Channel 17's Schedule for March 20th - 26th 03/18/2016

A weekly update on the upcoming Channel 17 production schedule for the week. Find out how you can watch and stay in touch with what is happening in your local community.

Watch our Live@5:25 shows and use the Tag #liveat525 on Twitter or call in at (802) 862-3966.

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Watch us on Channel 17 or Channel 317 all the time on the WEB here.

Find out about more Common Good Vermont events here.
 

Housing: Fair, Safe, Affordable: Burlington's Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance 03/17/2016

Ted Wimpey, Director of CVOEO's Fair Housing Project is joined by East District City Councilor Selene Colburn who serves as Chair of the Burlington Council's Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalizatoin (CDNR) Committee.  Ted and Selene provide a history, overview and purpose for the ordinance, and speak to the current process leading to a pending consultant's review of the ordinance as recommended by the Burlington Housing Action Plan.  A Request for Proposal drafted by the City's Community and Economic Development Office, and the Mayor's Office, for solicitation of prospective consultant bids is under review by the CDNR committee.

Focusing on housing programs of Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.  Fair Housing Project (FHP): Advocacy/Public Advocacy, referrals, education and outreach, enforcement, and information regarding Housing Discrimination issues.  Mobile Home Project (MHP): Advocacy/Public Advocacy, tenant organizing, referrals, counseling, and information for Manufactured Home Owners who are renting lots - especially those in Mobile Home Parks.  Vermont Tenants (VTI): Advocacy/Public Advocacy, organizing, advice, tenant counseling, training, and information regarding Residential Tenancy.

Burlington Public Works Commission Part 2 03/16/2016

The draft Residential Parking Plan is considered for a vote by the Commission. Public input on the final draft is taken prior to the Commission’s vote. All the major recommendations in the plan require specific language to be developed, additional opportunities for public comment, and future votes by either the DPW Commission or the City Council.  The Burlington Public Works Commission represents the citizens of Burlington in determining and demanding appropriate departmental performance. For more information contact: Chapin Spencer at (802) 863-9094.  Normal meeting date is the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Burlington Public Works Commission Part 1 03/16/2016

The draft Residential Parking Plan is considered for a vote by the Commission. Public input on the final draft is taken prior to the Commission’s vote. All the major recommendations in the plan require specific language to be developed, additional opportunities for public comment, and future votes by either the DPW Commission or the City Council.  The Burlington Public Works Commission represents the citizens of Burlington in determining and demanding appropriate departmental performance. For more information contact: Chapin Spencer at (802) 863-9094.  Normal meeting date is the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

The 'Y' Connection: Y Summer Camps 03/15/2016

Y Connection host Doug Bishop, Director of Communications with the Burlington YMCA, speaks with Sara Robertson-Ryan, Director of School Age Programs, Adam Van Vught, Camp Abnaki Assistant Director, and Aurina Hartz, School Age Coordinator.

More information on the Y: www.gbymca.org

The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The Week Ahead: Channel 17's Schedule for March 14th - 20th 03/10/2016

A weekly update on the upcoming Channel 17 production schedule for the week. Find out how you can watch and stay in touch with what is happening in your local community.

Watch our Live@5:25 shows and use the Tag #liveat525 on Twitter or call in at (802) 862-3966.

Follow us on Twitter @ ch_17

Like us on Facebook @ Channel 17/Town Meeting TV

See our Clips on YouTube @ CCTV Vermont

Watch us on Channel 17 or Channel 317 all the time on the WEB here.

Find out about more Common Good Vermont events here.
 

Burlington Ward 2 and Ward 3 NPA Meeting 03/10/2016

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 2 & 3 meet the second Thursday of the month.

Meeting place: McClure Multi-Generational Center 241 North Winooski Avenue

Representative Peter Welch: Initiative to Assist Low-Income Mobile Homeowners 03/09/2016

At a mobile home housing co-op in Burlington’s North End, Rep. Welch discusses his initiative to assist low-income mobile homeowners. His bipartisan legislation, which recently passed the House, expands Section 8 federal housing assistance to cover mobile homeowners’ previously ineligible expenses, including property taxes, insurance, and utilities. He is joined at the event by Mayor Miro Weinberger and affordable housing leaders.

Burlington Ward 1 and Ward 8 NPA Meeting 03/09/2016

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 1 & 8 meet the second Wednesday of the month.

Meeting place: McClure Lobby Conference Room, FAHC/UVM Medical Center

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