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Eugene V.

Resnlck has
been act i ve f or sever al
years i n communi ty and
environmental organizing.
He l i ves at 67 Nor t h Uni on.
Her e ar e s ome r el ev ant
f a c t s a b o u t h i m:
^Active member of the Ward 2
Neighborhood Assembly
^Editor of Ward II Voice, the
n e ws l e t t e r o f t h e Wa r d I I
Neighborhood Assembly.
^Opponent of Waterfront
devel opment.
^ Board member of Vermont
Tenant s , I nc .
^Teacher at the Continuing
Education Program at
Burlington High School and at
t he Chi t t enden Cor r ec t i onal
Faci l ty.
^Substitute staff member at
the Onion River Food Coop.
^Part-time worker for the
Commodities Program run by
Chittenden Community Action.
^Member of the Last Elm
Caf e c ol l ec t i v e.
C i v i c F o r u m
2 0 0 Ma i n S t .
Burl i ngton, VT., 05401
863-4848 (Sandy Baird) or 864-5202
(Eugene Resnick and Michael Sheridan)
Paid for by Civic Forum Campaign Fund
Mi chael Sheri dan, t reasurer
Eugene V.
R e s n i c k
for Ci ty Counci l
Wa r d n
C i v i c F o r u m
to bui l di ng a ci ti zens'
m o v e m e n t t o r e v e r s e t h e
trends of unbridled growth
a n d t h e e r o s i o n o f
Bur l i ngt on' s envi r onment
and communi ty. We seek
to create a city based on
o u r m o s t h u m a n
t r a d i t i o n s o f f a c e - t o - f a c e
democracy, respect f or
t h e i n d i v i d u a l a n d c a r e f o r
o u r e n v i r o n m e n t a n d o u r
c o mmu n i t y .
- V o t e -
Tuesday,
Ma r c h 5 , 1 9 9 1
W h e e l e r S c h o o l
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Gr assr oot s Democr acy:
^ Empowerment of Neighborhood
Assemblies: People meeting face-to-face
are best equipped to make decisions
regardi ng thei r communi ty. Deci si on
making needs to be taken out of the
hands of bureaucrats, developers, and
professional planners. We should end
b a c k r o o m d e a l s ,
^Election of Major Commissions:
End the undemocratic process of major
commissions (Planning, Police, etc.) being
appointed by the City Council. Let the
people decide in ward-by-ward elections
o f c o mmi s s i o n e r s .
H o me R u l e : C o mmu n i t i e s s h o u l d b e
empowered to change their charters with
out an OK from Montpellier.
Ecol ogy and Growth:
^Moratorium on luxury growth:
Burlington has experienced too much
l uxury growth. The
community and the envi
ronment are suffering.
Let the community decide
how it can develop along
ecological and human
i s t i c l i n e s .
Protect Open Spaces:
Burlington needs a
waterfront that is open
and accessible to every
one, not just the rich.
Consequently, we should
r e z o n e t h e e n t i r e wa t e r
front to assure no further for-prot devel
opment. We should also protect the Inter
vale from non-agricultural development,
^Ecological Transportation: Burling
ton is choking with too many automo
b i l e s . Th e a n s we r i s n o t t o b u i l d mo r e
roads, but to support efcient, comforta
ble public transportation. We should
oppose the widening of Main St, and the
building of the Southern Connector.
^Al t ernat i ve Energy: Encourage
efciency and alternative forms of
energy. We should reject power from
Hydr o- Quebec.
Nei ghborhoods and
Housi ng:
^Rent stabilization; Rents have
tripled in Burlington in the last 10
years, forcing low income people out of
Burlington or into homelessness. A
c i t i z e n c o n t r o l l e d b o a r d wo u l d s t a b i l i z e
rents by determining whether increas
es are appropriate.
^Expansion of Land Trust: The
Land Trust, which keeps houses out of
the speculative real estate market, is a
valuable program aimed at making
h o u s e s a f f o r d a b l e . L a n d Tr u s t s s h o u l d
be supported and expanded.
I n d i v i d u a l L i b e r t i e s :
^ Sexuality and
Repr oduct i on: We
s h o u l d e x t e n d
people's rights to
control their repro
d u c t i v e a n d s e x u a l
l i v e s . A b o r t i o n s h o u l d
remain legal and
accessible. Gays,
l e s b i a n s a n d b i s e x u -
a l s s h o u l d b e a s s u r e d
full civil rights.
^ Decriminalization
of Drugs: We should
let people make their own decisions
about their private lives. We should
demand that the federal government
end seizures of property immediately.
Support communi ty run programs to
d e a l wi t h s u b s t a n c e a b u s e .
^Support the Bill of Rights: We
s h o u l d e n d a s s a u l t s o n c r e a t i v e a n d
political expression. Protect dissent in
times of peace and war.