F-35 Debate Set for Burlington, Vt.

F-35 Debate Set for Burlington, Vt.

There will be major showdown between opponents and supporters of the F-35 in Burlington Monday.
BURLINGTON, Vt. - There will be major showdown between opponents and supporters of the F-35 in Burlington Monday.

The Burlington City Council will hold a public hearing about the jets and debate whether to try and stop them from coming to Vermont.

There are two resolutions about the F-35's up for consideration.

For one, the city would try to stop the Air Force from basing the jets at Burlington International Airport. The City of Burlington owns the airport and the Vermont National Guard leases a spot there.

Opponents of the jets say the city as the airport owner has the right to fight the new jets. F-35 supporters say it's not so clear the city can do that.

There is also a second measure that would would simply ask the Air Force to not select Burlington during this round of jet basing.

There is a public hearing from 6:00-8:00pm at City Hall in Burlington Monday. Then the council will debate the two resolutions at a special meeting which starts at eight.
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