The Socialist Mayor: Bernard Sanders in Burlington, Vermont

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Index
academicians, citizen involvement in politics and, 111-12
affirmative action, 192
Affordable Housing Task Force, 128
after-school programs, 186, 196
Agency of Transportation, Southern Connector and, 82, 84
Airport Commission, 54
Alden Waterfront Corporation, 73-75
Allen, Ira, 13-14
Andrews, Lou, 178
anti-discrimination ordinance, tenants' movement and, 97-98
antispeculation tax, 99-100
art gallery, municipal, 176
Artists for Nuclear Disarmament, 176
Bailey, Fred, 186, 192, 222
Baird, Sandra, 36
bankers, land trust and, 134-35
banks, worker-owned businesses and, 138
Barge Canal, Southern Connector and, 81,82,84,85
battered women's shelter, 195, 196
Battery Park concert series, 175, 176, 177,178
Battle of the Bands, 182, 183, 185, 187
Beauchemin, Joanne, 82, 85
Behney Harry, 67
Berger, Victor, 1, 3, 238
Bergman, Gene, 101
Berkeley, socialist reforms in, 6
Berkeley Citizen Action, 6
Board of Alderman: antidiscrimination ordinance and, 97; antispeculation tax and, 99, 100; Arts Council and, 175, 176-77; budgetary matters and, 47; cable television ownership and, 121, 122; city commission appointments and, 53; Community and Economic Development Office creation and, 68; contenders in races, 92; Contra funding and, 221; excavation fees and, 165, 166-68; function of, 41; gay and lesbian rights and, 201-2; gross receipts tax and, 150-51, 152, 156; just-cause eviction ordinance and, 101; land trust and, 131-32; mayor's voting and, 28; Neighborhood Planning Assemblies and, 103; 1982 elections and, 22-23, 44; 1983 elections and, 24; 1984 elections and, 27-28; 1985 elections and, 31-32; 1986 elections and, 32; 1987 elections and, 34-35; 1988 elections and, 35; 1989 elections and, 36; People Acting for Change Together and, 94-95;

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The Socialist Mayor: Bernard Sanders in Burlington, Vermont
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - Historical Background and Theoretical Framework on Socialist Municipalities 1
  • 2 - Burlington, Bernard Sanders, and the Progressive Coalition 13
  • 3 - Local Government and City Finances in Burlington 39
  • Conclusion 60
  • 4 - Development and Growth Issues and the Sanders Administration 61
  • Conclusion 88
  • 5 - Citizen Participation, Democracy, and the Neighborhoods 91
  • Conclusion 117
  • 6 - The Question of Ownership Under Municipal Socialism 119
  • Conclusion 141
  • 7 - Taxes and the Redistribution of Wealth 142
  • Conclusion 171
  • 8 - Quality-Of-Life Issues and the Sanders Administration 174
  • Conclusion 204
  • 9 - Central America: Sanders and the Peace Movement 206
  • Conclusion 222
  • 10 - Conclusion 224
  • 11 - Epilogue 238
  • Notes 243
  • Selected Bibliography 273
  • Index 275
  • About the Author 287
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