Mayor Bernie Sanders Stands Up for Northgate

May, 1986

Key CEDO housing aide, John Davis recalls Sanders confronting Northgate’s owners in a 1986 meeting “Bernie pounded his fist on the table in his office and told the owners, ‘Over my dead body are you going to displace 336 working families.  You are not going to convert Northgate into luxury housing.’”  Sanders has continued his active support of Northgate and affordable housing since fighting alongside the residents when he was Burlington’s mayor.

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