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August 9, 2021
This is your BBA Brief, a quick look at issues on the horizon for Team BBA.
We'll give a lowdown of issues of importance to you and your business that we're watching this week.
Join the discussion or rest easy knowing we're on the case advocating for our members and a vibrant Burlington.
City Council to Vote on Officer Cap Increase
Tonight the Burlington City Council will take up a resolution to temporarily raise the police officer cap, hire additional community service liaisons, and help fund the Safety Escort Program.
We will be there urging the council to approve these resolutions at public comment and welcome you to join us.
Last week the Police Commission unanimously approved sending this recommendation to the council; specifically requesting a temporary increase in the officer cap to 82 and the immediate hiring of two Community service liaisons.
The council will also consider a resolution from Councilor Mark Barlow (I - North District) to spend $2,400 of his budgeted Councilor Initiative Funds to support our Downtown Safety Escort Program. This would provide an additional 4 weeks of funding to that program. More details on that program can be found below.
The Council meeting is in-person at Contois Auditorium in City Hall at 7pm. Members of the public are invited to speak at public comment at 7:30, time certain. You can also email the city council comments and have them placed on the record : email@example.com