Press Conference - Ballot Item Petition to Stop the F-35!
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Organizers are asking the voters of Burlington to use their power to stop the Pentagon plan to base the F-35 at the Burlington airport.
Because Vermont law provides that the people must vote on airport expenditures (see text of the law below).
If approved by the voters the resolution provided in the petition effectively prevents the basing of the F-35 at the Burlington airport.
5 VSA § 606. Vote; income; issuance of notes or bonds: An airport or landing field shall not be established or constructed, or equipped, maintained, or improved from time to time by a municipality, acting either singly or jointly with one or more other municipalities, unless and until a proposition therefor fixing the maximum amount which may be expended thereunder by such municipality for such establishment, construction, equipment, or improvement has been submitted to an annual or special meeting of the municipality and adopted by a majority vote of the qualified voters voting thereon.
Text of the petition can be found at: http://www.stopthef35.com/join-launching-next-years-town-meeting-ballot-item-petition-stop-f-35