Charles Simpson on Burlington Telecom

Burlington Telecom is presently a municipally-owned utility serving Our city. But due to financial mismanagement on the part of the past City administration and a bias toward selling public assets to private investors by the present mayor, BT is “on the auction block”. It must be sold. The question is,…

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Refugees and Their Supporters

Hundred Burlington residents have demanded an end to restrictions on immigrants based on religion while others have opened their hearts to welcome refugees. We weren’t fooled when the Trump administration used country-of-origin as a proxy for religious belief and suspended immigration. However you disguise it, religious discrimination violates our constitutional…

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Champlain Parkway Redesign Guidelines: Let’s Do it Right

The following Champlain Parkway Redesign Guidelines emerged from two public meetings at Arts Riot and a number of community discussions in the South End. These are meant to shape a safe and complete streets concept. Ultimately the final Parkway design must include public discussion and use of current day solutions.…

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05401PLUS Magazine

Charles Simpson writes for 05401PLUS, a monthly print magazine advocating on behalf of the new ecological, aesthetic and socio-political consciousness in the Champlain bio-region.  Each issue features a rotating series of essays, reportage, satires, poems, letters and art.  Focusing on the local scene, 05401PLUS welcomes any subject matter that has bearing…

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Parks and Rec

Charles wants to have Parks and Rec keep control over all marinas on our waterfront. It is a lucrative business for the city. The City should not be giving our waterfront away to private enterprises, and paying city tax payer’s money to support them!

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Lake Champlain: Protect It!

Lake Champlain is part of our collective identity. It is the driver of our quality of life and our tourism economy. More than that, it is the tangible expression of our compact with nature upon which human life depends. Yet we have abused this natural legacy to the point where…

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Charles at a Coalition for a Livable City Meeting

Charles Simpson is endorsed by the Progressive Party and the Coalition for a Livable City. CLC is not a party but a collection of citizens activated in response to various opportunities to improve our city. CLC’s constituent groups include: Pine Street Coalition; South End Alliance; Keep City Hall Historic; Stop…

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See Charles in Action at the City Council Meetings

Charles is often a speaker during open mic at City Council, as well as at all of the city commissions. He is extremely familiar with city hall and all that happens there. In the meeting pictured above, Charles was present this past summer to listen to discussion about the potential…

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