As Seven Days reported, Obeng lives in South Burlington. And Rusten, who does not have a waiver, rents a room in the Queen City but generally stays at his home in Hinesburg.
“In light of the way you wrote about Bob Rusten’s living situation, I wanted to reach out to clarify my own,” Lunderville wrote. “Like Bob, I rent a room in Burlington and am registered to vote in Burlington — steps I recently took to meet the requirements of the City Charter. I took these steps in February 2016, just prior to the one-year anniversary of my March 2015 appointment as BED GM. Together with my partner, I also own a house in South Burlington, where I sleep.”
When initially contacted by Seven Days last week, Lunderville said via email that he rented in Burlington and was a legal voter. After reading the story, Lunderville reached out to provide additional details.
Thursday, Lunderville added in a short interview that he loves the city. “I’d feel the same about Burlington no matter where I put my head on the pillow,” he said.
The Burlington City Council might have an opportunity to discuss the issue soon. Council President Jane Knodell has asked Mayor Miro Weinberger for a report on compliance with the charter provision.