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Vermont City To Swear In New City Council Members Online

April 6, 2020

Three new members of the city council are expected to be sworn in online in Vermont’s largest city.

The city council of Burlington, Vermont also plans to elected a new council president, and the mayor plans to deliver a state-of-the-city address – but not in each other’s presence.

“It’s all going to happen over Zoom,” Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said during a press conference Friday, April 3. “I will be in the mayor’s office, but other than that city hall itself will be closed.”

Public officials are trying to maintain distance during the coronavirus emergency so as not to spread the virus.

The presumptive incoming president of the Burlington City Council is Max Tracy, a member of the Vermont Progressive Party, which is farther left than the state’s Democratic Party.

The Burlington City Council meeting is scheduled for 7 p. m. Monday, April 6.

The agenda for the meeting can be viewed online at the city’s web site. Anyone who wants to watch without speaking can do so on YouTube or watch online on the city’s local cable access channel. Members of the public who want to speak during the meeting must first fill out a form online and then click on a Zoom link.

 

 

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