"Public transportation will be on the agenda sometime in the spring of next year," Wall said. "If it were voted on in spring, it would probably take 12 or 18 months to move it forward."
Wall talked about the positive steps the city has made in revitalizing downtown -- new crosswalks, lighting, supporting the Burlington Downtown Corporation — but Baltutis took a different stance on downtown Burlington.
"A divided city cannot prosper," he said. "We continuously use terms such as 'East Burlington,' 'West Burlington,' and 'downtown' to segment our city."
He said the city needs to be promoted and marketed as a whole -- and a holistic city will attract businesses.
Baltutis said he does know East Burlington citizens' main concerns are access to healthcare and to career development services, which are on the west side of the city. In regards to East Burlington's development, Wall said he's looking forward to what the community workgroup on East Burlington will show council and wants to make sure council acts on the suggestions they bring.
Budd said East Burlington would benefit from having "real representation," or someone on the council who lives in the area. She added she's in favor of council expanding and creating districts, so each part of the city can be represented and citizens will actually be able to see their elected officials in their communities.
Carter said east Burlington needed marketing to attract new businesses, and Butler agreed, saying the city has never really marketed any specific parts of Burlington.