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Burlington city council to put pot question on ballot

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Burlington voters will get to decide in November if they want to pay higher taxes to pay for bike path fixes, and if they would support legalizing and taxing marijuana.

The city council approved several measures for the November ballot, including a 1/2 cent hike in the property tax and a $9 million bond to pay for rehabbing the bike path.

But the council did not consider all of the potential bike path funding measures, upsetting former mayoral candidate and task force member Kurt Wright.

"It ought to be thoroughly vetted and brought back to the voters with a comprehensive proposal in March, I hope you'll consider that before voting on that and I'm disappointed in where we've ended up on the bike path," said Kurt Wright with the Bike Path Task Force

The council also Ok'd putting a marijuana measure on the ballot. It asks residents if they would support the potential legalizaton and taxation of pot.

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