Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO)
The Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) is a department of the City of Burlington. We work with the community to foster economic vitality; preserve and enhance neighborhoods, quality of life and the environment; and promote equity and opportunity for all residents of Burlington.
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National Community Development (CD) Week - April 21-26, 2014. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The CDBG program was enacted into law as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. CDBG’s main purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing; a suitable living environment; and economic opportunities to low- and moderate-income people. The annual CD Week campaign provides an ideal opportunity to educate members of Congress and your community on the importance of CDBG and HOME programs on the lives of low- and moderate-income citizens. Please join us in the 2014 National CD Week campaign - read the Mayor's Press Release, follow us on FB; Twitter; WVMT’s Charlie, Ernie and Lisa Show; CCTV Live at 5:25 Mayor's Show (4/23/14) and more to see the many ways in which the City of Burlington invests our CDBG funding into the community and its residents.
April is Fair Housing Month: April marks the 46th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which sought to eliminate discrimination in housing opportunities and to affirmatively further housing choices for all Americans. Mayor Weinberger urges all residents, agencies, individuals and institutions - both public and private - to contribute to the observance by continuing efforts to eliminate housing discrimination in our communities. [Mayoral Proclamation]
Seeking Public Input on 2014 One-Year Action Plan: The City of Burlington is soliciting input on housing and community development needs in connection with the development of its 2014 One-Year Action Plan for Housing & Community Development and on activities to be undertaken as part of that Plan. You can read the draft document here. On Monday, April 28, 2014, at 7:00 pm, there will be a Public Hearing before the Burlington City Council to hear comments on housing and community development needs, on the draft One-Year Action Plan and on the funding recommendations of the CDBG Advisory Board. To read the Public Hearing Notice, click here. Written comments will also be accepted on the Plan through the close of business on May 9, 2014, at the Community & Economic Development Office, 149 Church Street, Room 32, City Hall, Burlington, VT 05401 or email@example.com.
Request for Proposals: The Burlington Housing Trust Fund requests proposals for FY2014 awards. Proposals for projects and organizations serving the housing needs of low-income Burlington residents will be considered. Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014. [Read More]
City Hall Summer Internship Program: CEDO is seeking motivated candidates for the City Hall Summer Internship Program. Internships will provide individuals with educational experience in local government that will help them develop skills and proficiencies through attendance at city meetings, coordinating communications, planning events and initiatives, researching and drafting reports, and more. [Read More]
Green Up Day - May 3, 2014: A statewide event that brings community volunteers of all ages together to clean up Burlington’s parks, streets and public lands. This event is family friendly and a great way to get involved in your community. [Read More]
Climate Action Plan: Burlington understands that climate change can profoundly impact the health and well-being of our community and is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help ensure a sustainable future. Burlington's Climate Action Plan, first written and ratified by the City Council in 2000, and updated to include new target emission reduction goals and strategies to help reach those targets, is an important way to help shrink our collective environmental footprint while building a healthy and vibrant future. View Burlington's Climate Action Plan.
Energy Efficient Homes Tour: Join the Burlington and South Burlington Home Energy Teams for an Energy Efficient Homes Tour, 10:00 am -1:00 pm, Saturday, April 26. Visit 4 energy efficient homes and learn about how to save money and make your home more comfortable. Get first hand information from homeowners and contractors. For more information, visit http://maps.ccrpcvt.org/EnergyTour/, or contact Burlington Home Energy Leader Ron McGarvey at 802-865-4424 or RMCGAR864@aol.com.
Parking in Burlington: The Department of Public Works, the Burlington Business Association, and the Community & Economic Development Office have been working for the last several months on a City-wide parking initiative approved by Burlington City Council in early 2013. This initiative aims to improve and update Burlington's parking system, which does not operate at optimal efficiency, is unresponsive to market demand, and is reliant on outdated technology. A 2011 study reported that 35% of parking spaces were vacant at peak times throughout the City of Burlington. We can do a better job of managing and fully utilizing our parking assets. In order for Burlington to remain vibrant and economically strong, we must address the parking problems that customers often report. To get the latest news on the parking initiative, visit http://www.bbavt.org/btvparking.
Play Vermontivate! Join CEDO staff and others looking for an engaging way to build community and inspire people to take action on climate and energy issues. Sign up to play Vermontivate! Open to players of all ages and experience levels, Vermontivate! is an award-winning sustainability game that brings fun, hope, and heaps of creativity to the serious work of building a post-carbon world. Vermontivate! runs March 21 - May 3. Sign up at www.vermontivate.com.
CEDO's programs are available to all people regardless of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, HIV positive status or genetic information. For information on the accessibility of CEDO's programs, contact us at 802-865-7144 / firstname.lastname@example.org.