The construction costs of the pods amount to nearly $1.5 million in ARPA funds.
Councilors also heard from residents who expressed anger and frustration in response to a police shooting that hospitalized a Burlington resident over the weekend.
Restaurants such as Pingala Café and Butter Bar and Kitchen offer an abundance of plant-based options in what’s historically been a more conservative area of Burlington.
Approved by Burlington residents in 2014, the charter changes have languished in the Legislature, which, along with the governor, must sign off on them before they are enacted.
The governor announced Morrison’s appointment Thursday morning. She will succeed Michael Schirling, who stepped down from the position last month.
The Burlington City Council on Monday night voted to ratify a three-year contract with the city’s police union. This is the first contract agreement since the council cut the force by 30% two years ago.
“There’s a general sense that the decisions we make as a city impact all of our residents equally regardless of whether you’re a United States citizen or not,” said Ben Traverse, a Democratic city councilor and member of the charter change committee.
The agreement will allow the electric aircraft company to build a 355,000-square-foot manufacturing and assembly structure, a 15,000-square-foot child care facility and a 300-space parking area on airport property.
After years of trying, Burlington is taking another stab at opening a facility for supervised drug use. The proposal does not have support from state or federal officials.
Federal officials have, for a year, said that Burlington would need to return $45 million, but opponents contest that, citing a law passed by Congress in 2021.
Following Burlington’s annual report on how its policing affects people of different races, the city’s police watchdog group is asking law enforcement to work with a third party to address potential racial bias.
The budget, which goes into effect Friday, is set to result in a slightly lower tax rate for Burlingtonians because of a statewide education tax relief initiative.
In an 8-2 vote, the body disqualified up to 80% of properties currently listed on such sites as Airbnb and Vrbo.
Black residents of the city commended the declaration by Mayor Miro Weinberger, but some also criticized the mayor for not doing enough to address systemic racism.