Vermont Town Meeting Day is March 1, 2022
Town Meeting Day is right around the corner. Plan for how you are going to participate in your local government which can be the venue for policies that can influence your life the most. There is a lot of state fiscal recovery fund money floating around out there, cannabis on the ballot, and changes to participation.
Town Meeting Day Overview
- Almost 75% of Vermont towns will utilize legislation passed this year that allows residents to participate in town meeting day via ballot.
- 40 towns will decide if they will permit recreational marijuana sales in their towns; 33 weighed in on the question last year.
- Colchester will consider a $17 million municipal sewer project for the second time; a similar item failed in 2019.
- Non-citizens will be able to vote this year in Winooski and Montpelier.
- There are 32 measures statewide that address how municipal positions are elected or appointed.
- In South Burlington, the City Council race has become about the recent land development regulations which will hinder housing development in the City.
- Burlington has some big price tag items up on the ballot as well as some City Council turnover.
- VTDigger published a nice overview of other items and trends around the state.
For information about engaging, visit your town’s website or the resource guide on the Secretary of State’s website.
This also is a good opportunity to catch up with your legislators who are on break. If you do not know them, they can be found here.
If you’d like to follow the results of the week closer and more minute-by-minute, you might find this Vermont Press List on Twitter helpful.