Town Meeting Day in Burlington

After putting two daughters through Burlington’s public schools, Steve MacQueen supports Question 1 which regards a $98 million investment in Burlington city school’s for the fiscal 23 year.“A 3% increase isn’t what I’d like to see, but it keeps moving things forward. The schools have to open, and kids have to go to school. I’ve certainly voted for that one,” MacQueen said.While some other Burlington voters also support this school budget, one Burlington resident of 30 years shares her concern with MacQueen over tax increases, referring to the proposed 5.5% general tax increase.“I did not vote on the tax rate increase. Just cause our home taxes went up 5 thousand dollars this year. We have a duplex, we do get income from that, but we’re stretched as far as we can be at this stage of our life,” she said.Both voters would like to see more done on the future of the sex-work charter.“I don’t have any problem with legalizing prostitution, but I think if it also makes it easier for sex trafficking, that’s one of the worst crimes in the history of the universe, we have to find a way to split those two,” MacQueen said.Mayor Miro Weinberger spent Tuesday out at the polls talking to members of the community and voicing his support for investments in Burlington’s infrastructure all around.“For the last five years, we’ve been changing our trajectory in terms of taking care of our public infrastructure the right way, we need these votes today to continue that effort,” he said.Voting polls close at 7 p.m. March 1. Final results are expected to be announced shortly after.

BURLINGTON, Vt. —

After putting two daughters through Burlington’s public schools, Steve MacQueen supports Question 1 which regards a $98 million investment in Burlington city school’s for the fiscal 23 year.

“A 3% increase isn’t what I’d like to see, but it keeps moving things forward. The schools have to open, and kids have to go to school. I’ve certainly voted for that one,” MacQueen said.

While some other Burlington voters also support this school budget, one Burlington resident of 30 years shares her concern with MacQueen over tax increases, referring to the proposed 5.5% general tax increase.

“I did not vote on the tax rate increase. Just cause our home taxes went up 5 thousand dollars this year. We have a duplex, we do get income from that, but we’re stretched as far as we can be at this stage of our life,” she said.

Both voters would like to see more done on the future of the sex-work charter.

“I don’t have any problem with legalizing prostitution, but I think if it also makes it easier for sex trafficking, that’s one of the worst crimes in the history of the universe, we have to find a way to split those two,” MacQueen said.

Mayor Miro Weinberger spent Tuesday out at the polls talking to members of the community and voicing his support for investments in Burlington’s infrastructure all around.

“For the last five years, we’ve been changing our trajectory in terms of taking care of our public infrastructure the right way, we need these votes today to continue that effort,” he said.

Voting polls close at 7 p.m. March 1. Final results are expected to be announced shortly after.



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