My letter to the editor was published in the Burlington Free Press. The full text is below.
Jeremy Ryan announced he is running for city council here in ward 7 of Burlington. He chose to run because he would like to help make some much needed changes to how the city government does business.
The stated purpose of the new rent control resolution proposed by councilors Fiermonte, P-Ward 3 and Ashe, P-Ward 3 is to help fix high rents. While the resolution was written with good intentions, the practice of rent control does not work. The problem is based on simple economics. The supply is less than the demand and you do not fix the supply by attacking it.
Jeremy and Heavenly Ryan of Burlington have been elected to the Vermont chapter of the National Youth Rights Association. Jeremy Ryan was elected Treasurer and Heavenly Ryan was elected Vice President.
Local Burlington issues were discussed and elections were held. The state executive committee held their meeting after the Burlington meeting.