Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Public's Right to Use Waterfront Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 18, 2016
Contact:  Jennifer Kaulius
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Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to
Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Public’s Right to Use Waterfront Park

“For nearly four years, at my direction, the City has fought to protect and expand the public’s right to enjoy Waterfront Park throughout the year in response to private attempts to dramatically curtail its use. Friday’s unanimous Vermont Supreme Court ruling ensures that events like Kids Day, the Penguin Plunge, and the Vermont City Marathon can continue to take place in Waterfront Park, and that the City will have a greater say in the future of the management and use of its park system’s crown jewel.

In short, the ruling ensures that, in the words of the Court, ‘The Park has been a dynamic resource to the City, and its increased use has been and will continue to be important to the City’s cultural, recreational and social life, and its prosperity.’ 

Congratulations and thank you to Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Director Jesse Bridges, our attorneys at Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, and the many other individuals who worked hard to secure this important victory for Burlington.”

*Please visit this link for the full Vermont Supreme Court ruling.

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Press Release Date: 
04/18/2016
City Department: 
Mayor's Office