Tom Licata, former candidate for City Council in Ward 6, is organizing a Taxpayer protest during the Monday’s City Council meeting, 7PM City Hall’s Contois Auditorium.
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At tonight’s city council meeting, during public forum, several people spoke in support of passing a resolution in opposition to the School of the Americas (renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in 2001, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.).
At tonight’s city council meeting councilor Kurt Wright proposed a resolution that would place the following question on the ballot of the March, 2006 Annual City Meeting: “Shall the Vermont Legislature be urged to adopt legislation that would require that bargaining for teachers contracts in Vermont be accomplished either on a state wide basis with the possibility of allowances for legitimate regional differences, or, alternatively, on at least a regional basis?”.
One of the major topics discussed at the last city council meeting was the 76-78 Cherry Street building which is owned by the Catholic diocese. The Catholic diocese decided they wanted the building to be torn down so they could do something else with the property. However, councilor’s Shannon, Montrell and Perry along with Preservation Burlington wanted to not allow the Catholic Diocese the permit to take down their own building because they believe it has some historic and architectural value.