May 1, 2020 – CALL TO ACTION: VLCT encourages you, municipal officials, to contact your legislators soon to explain your reduced revenues and the unforeseen measures you are implementing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 30, Karen Horn sent a letter to the chairs of both Appropriations Committees quantifying the 2020 and 2021 revenue losses expected by Vermont local governments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter also asks the state to commit resources to fill the resulting gaps in municipal operating budgets and suggests that funding from the federal CARES Act might be able to be allocated for this purpose. Please add your information and perspective to this request.
Click the link below to read Karen Horn's 4/30/20 letter to Catherine (Kitty) Toll, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee.