As a lifelong resident of Burlington, I am deeply committed to our city and to a legacy of active community development, public engagement and award winning progress. I am concerned we are faltering.
Across the city, Burlingtonians are disempowered and disillusioned while the vision for our city is being defined by private investment.
I am running for Mayor because we need new leadership that understands Burlington is at its best when everyone is included in determining our future. We need to return political power to the people of Burlington, not concentrate it in City Hall.
As Mayor, I will work to:
• Engage and empower Burlingtonians to determine the future of our city, rather than a small group of powerful interests behind closed doors in City Hall
• End closed-door sales of our community assets and begin community-driven conversations about how those assets can best serve Burlington
• Create new job training opportunities for Burlingtonians to prepare our young people and working families for jobs in the growing tech sector and construction industry
• Create innovative solutions to meet our urgent housing, childcare, and transportation challenges by redirecting existing public resources
• Build a community where seniors thrive by prioritizing new assisted living options and transportation systems that work
• Restore the role of our neighborhoods in planning their own communities and adequately fund and empower our NPAs
• Restore trust and rebuild relationships in our schools post-strike, so that we may best serve our kids; and advocate for adequate education funding from the state to protect against increasing property taxes
In the current national political climate, it is more important than ever that Burlington leads the way. I ask for your support on March 6th. Thank you!