Town Meeting Election Coverage

TOWN MEETING DAY IS MARCH 2ND, 2021

Town Meeting Day is everyone’s chance to weigh in on important issues in our community. To help voters better understand the people and questions on ballots in Burlington, South Burlington, Essex Town/Junction, Williston, and Winooski, Town Meeting TV will present a series of candidate forums, budget presentations, and other election-related programs. 
 
TUNE IN TO YOUR COMMUNITY!
Voters are encouraged to call 802-862-3966 to ask the candidates questions during live broadcasts. Questions for Burlington mayoral and City Council candidates can also be submitted here: bit.ly/askbtv2021
STREAM the forums live on YouTube: bit.ly/tmdforums2021 
 
TOWN MEETING 2021 FORUMS SCHEDULE*
Additional forums planned; dates and times are subject to change.
 
  • Thursday, Jan 14, 5:30 pm
    Essex Ballot Item: The Essex Merger (Pros)
    Elected Officials give a presentation and field questions on the Merger ballot question. 
     
  • Friday, Jan 15, 6:00 pm
    Essex Merger: Wait, What? (Still Not the Solution, since 1958)
    Essex Voters Irene Wrenner and Ken Signorello present their perspective on the Essex Merger.
     
  • Wednesday, Jan 20, 12:00 pm
    Burlington Ballot Item #4 - Just Cause Eviction
    Brian Pine and Sarah Carpenter explain a proposed charter change that would keep Burlington residents from being evicted without cause. 
  • Thursday, Jan 21, 6:00 pm
    Burlington Mayoral Debate
    Co-sponsored by VICII, AALV and The Caroline Fund, this debate will focus on each candidate's hopes and plans to recover, restore, reform, and transform the City of Burlington. 
     
  • Monday, Jan 25, 5:30
    Essex Merger Ballot Item: Pro-Merger Show
    Essex Junction resident Annie Cooper shares why she thinks the merger will be good for the community.
     
  • Wednesday, Jan 27, 5:30 pm
    South Burlington Budget and Ballot Item Presentation
    Learn more about South Burlington's FY 22 budget from Kevin Dorn and Tom Hubbard.
     
  • Friday, Jan 29, 10:00 am
    Williston Budget and Ballot Item Presentation
    Erik Wells (Town Manager), Terry Macaig (Selectboard Chair), and  Shirley Goodell-Lackey (Finance & HR Director) provide a comprehensive overview of Williston's FY 22 budget and other ballot items.
     
  • Wednesday, Feb 3, 3:00 pm
    Burlington Budget and Ballot Item Presentation
    With TBD
     
  • Wednesday, Feb 3, 5:30 pm
    Winooski Budget and Ballot Item Presentation Jessie Baker and Mayor Kristine Lott provide an overview of Winooski's FY 22 budget.
  • Friday, Feb 5, 5:30 pm
    Burlington Mayoral Matchup 2021: With Miro Weinberger, Max Tracy, Ali Dieng, and Patrick White
    Co-presented with Seven Days and moderated by Matthew Roy and Sasha Goldstein. Submit questions here: bit.ly/askbtv2021
     

*Confirmed as of 1/15/21

 

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