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Under the Dome: Public Hearing - Marijuana Legalization in Vermont 11/12/2014

In conjunction with the RAND Corporation, Secretary of Administration, Jeb Spaulding convenes a public meeting to provide Vermonters with the ability to contribute comments for a legislatively-mandated study on the issues involved with possible legalization of marijuana production, distribution, and possession in the State of Vermont.

 

The 2014 Legislature directed the Secretary of Administration to report to them by Jan. 15, 2015 on the issues surrounding marijuana legalization. The Secretary contracted with the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, a neutral international non-profit organization, to develop the report. The report will not make a recommendation about whether Vermont should legalize marijuana.

 

Spaulding is joined by Beau Kilmer, Ph.D., Co-Director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center at the public meeting. The format consists of brief introductory remarks by Secretary Spaulding, a presentation and progress update by Dr. Kilmer, with the remainder of the time devoted to questions and comments from the attendees.

Coffee with Burlington Police Chief Michael Shirling 11/07/2014

Recent events throughout the nation have brought attention to police operations on a number of topics. As we reach our 150th Anniversary in 2015 we had planned to kick off monthly coffees with the Chief of Police to discuss the 150-year history and future of the Department. Those events were anticipated to begin in January of 2015.

As we work to keep Burlington among the safest and healthiest cities in the nation, the public is invited to this first coffee to discuss policing issues, community safety, and the future.

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 11/06/2014

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 6 meets the first Thursday of the month. Meeting place: Greek Orthodox Church 600 South Willard Street.

ECOS in Action: Housing Issues 10/30/2014

Mike Cohen speaks with Leslie Balck-Plumeau, Research and Communications Coordinator with Vermont Housing Finance Agency, and Kenn Sassorossi, Vice-President for Partner Relations with Housing Vermont, on housing issues and the November 19, 2014  Statewide Housing Conference. ECOS is a project of CCRPC.org  www.ecosproject.com

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 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

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