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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

City Council needs to change zoning regulations

City Council needs to change zoning regulations

Alexander McMurray, Opinion Columnist April 13, 2022

Lack of affordable housing is a harsh reality Burlington residents live with. The city and state government’s restraint of the market creates does not allow for sustainable growth or building affordable...

Drawing by Izzy Pipa for Alexander

City Council needs to diversify party representation

Alexander McMurray, Opinion Columnist March 15, 2022

Burlington City Council needs more politically diverse elections. Burlington City Council comprises Progressives, Democrats and Independents, according to the City of Burlington website. There are no...

City Councilor Adam Roof embraces a supporter at the Democratic election-day party, March 3. Roof lost the election to Jane Stromberg, a member of the Progressive party.

Former City Council member Adam Roof runs for State Senate

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter July 6, 2020

Three months after losing his Ward 8 City Council seat to newcomer Jane Stromberg, Adam Roof is ready for his next step in politics, campaigning to be Chittenden Country’s State Senator.  Roof was...

Ward 1 winner Zoraya Hightower stands center with Ward 2 winner Max Tracy right. Hightower unseated Independent Sharon Bushor.

Progressives sweep Burlington Town Meeting Day 2020

Staff Report March 4, 2020

The Progressive Party has secured a majority on the Burlington City Council after sweeping elections across the city. In Ward 8, predominantly a student ward, Progressive candidate Jane Stromberg unseated...

Town Meeting Day: a guide to casting your vote

Town Meeting Day: a guide to casting your vote

Staff Report March 2, 2020

Today, March 3, is Town Meeting Day in Vermont. Here in Burlington, voters will be electing eight individuals to City Council. Five of the eight city council seats up for a vote are contested....

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 5

Staff Report March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 5 for Burlington City Council. Nate Lantieri, Ward 5 Nate Lantieri ‘19 is a Proggressive running for Ward 5. Lantieri first...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 4

Staff Report March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 4 for Burlington City Council. Sarah Carpenter, Ward 4 Sarah Carpenter is running as a Democrat for Ward 4. She decided...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 1

Staff Report March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 1 for Burlington City Council. Ward 1 is one of two wards that represent UVM students. Jillian Scannell, Ward 1 SAWYER LOFTUS/Vermont...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 8

Staff Report March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 8 for Burlington City Council. Ward 8 is one of two wards that represent UVM students. Jane Stromberg, Ward 8 Stephan Toljan/Vermont...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 2

Staff Report March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 2 for Burlington City Council. Ryan Nick, Ward 2 City councilor candidate for Ward 2, Ryan Nick, decided to run because he...

Ward 8 candidates Adam Roof and Jane Stromberg and Ward 1 candidates Sharon Bushor, Zoraya Hightower and Jillian Scannell gathered in the Livak Ballroom Feb. 27 for their last debate.

Wards 1 and 8 candidates debate one last time

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2020

In the final days before election day, the city council candidates from Wards 1 and 8 gathered at UVM to make their voices heard to potential student voters.  On Feb. 27, Ward 1 candidates Sharon Bushor,...

Left: a map of the wards the city of Burlington used from 1993 until 2015. 
Right: The new wards adopted by the city.

“A gerrymandered student ward.” How Burlington’s Ward 8 got its shape

Lilly Page , Cynic News Reporter February 26, 2020

Five years after the city of Burlington redrew its voting districts, a city councilor who helped make that decision said she’s left with regret. “It felt gross to be a part of it,” said Rachel...

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