I've attached my letter as a MS Word document. It would be great if
you would please read this at the meeting, and a big thank you in
As far as the silence on the list, I feel more people will participate
(myself included) as long as we can keep the mood congenial and write
without personal attacks. I am directing this comment at the entire
list, and not anyone specifically. I feel that the infighting I have
observed does not serve our cause well.
65 Caroline St.
Burlington, VT 05401
The referral is on hold – having not yet been acted on by the Parks Commision – significant questions have arisen re where this matter is procedurally – the proposed changes were de minimus and were proposed by Councilor Paul, but they also referenced removing the Pilot language from the Ordinance – this was thought to be a housekeeping matter – and procedurally the regs needed to go through the Parks Commission – but the Parks Commission regards the Pilot and the enabling language of the Pilot as being an issue in dispute before the Commission (at least with regard to certain areas within the City).
Upon further study, it has been determined that the City Council referred proposed changes and continuing authorizations re the Pilot to the Parks Commission in the summer of 2003 – the Parks Commission never reported back – it is the position of the City Attorney’s Office that the referred matter from 2003 is still open and that the Pilot is still in effect and that the Parks Commission must report back with its recommendations before the Ordinance Committee can take up any of this.