it as a resource. Also, the state of Vermont now recognizes worker cooperative corporations as a legal entity, according to Seifer. 61
Clearly the Sanders administration attempted to alter ownership patterns in the city of Burlington, and in some cases, succeeded in adopting innovative forms of homeowners', tenants', and workers' ownership. While none of these potentially radical reforms is socialistic in and of itself, the pattern that emerges is one of challenging the existing order of things, both in terms of consciousness and of practice. It is too early to tell whether these attempts are sufficiently strong to create a ripple in the sea of capitalism--at least in Burlington. In what was perhaps his boldest initiative, Sanders lost the fight to municipalize cable television, an obvious blow to his socialist aspirations. However, his administration, primarily through the work of the CEDO, did successfully challenge the prevailing modus operandi in housing and employment, thereby realizing some of the possibilities of local socialism.