Proposed_Parking_Changes_Map copy (click to download) Docket Action Item #5245:14 (click to download) The city will hold a public parking workshop on Thursday, March 20th at 6:30 pm in the community room at the police station to review the proposed sticker parking changes. If you are not able to attend but would like to make comment, please email the city councilors whose contact information is listed below. Last week at the city council meeting, the council received a report recommending expanding the Residential Parking Program (sticker parking) to include high density areas, areas with little to no off-street parking, and residential areas in mixed use or near major tourist sections of Newport; this change would eliminate the petition process for the proposed streets. The streets proposed for inclusion in the Residential Parking Program include: All roads west of Broadway up to A-1 Pizza and west to Van Zandt Ave. Southern end is Farewell Street and Thames down to Bucci’s liquor. Everything north of Touro street between Kay and Broadway all the way up to Rhode Island Ave. Warner, Broadway, and Marcus Wheatland are not restricted. This directly impacts our neighborhood and has been a topic of discussion in our meetings regularly. […]
Newport County Legislators Forum Saturday, MARCH 22 9:45 AM – 11: 15 AM Newport Public Library 300 Spring Street Newport, RI For the first time since the Assembly began its 2014 session, Newport County’s State House delegation will meet as a group with the citizens of Newport County. All the legislators representing Newport County have been invited. League member Patty MacLeish will moderate the forum. Legislators will open with brief statements about their priorities, questions from the League, as well as the audience, will follow. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Susan Wells at 401-846-9537.
Public Workshop -Thursday, March 20, 6:30 – Assembly Room – Newport Police Station – City Manager’s City Parking Programs Report
This impacts the whole of Newport. You are encouraged to get this information out to your constituents and friends. Please see below the details I copied from the City Council docket last Wednesday when the issue was introduced. If you can’t open this link, go to the City website and check out the Council docket from last week – March 12 – under Communications from the City Manager, click on number 14. http://clerkshq.com/content/Attachments/newport-ri/140312_33.pdf?clientSite=newport-ri
You’re invited – Daffodil Project – cocktail reception at the Chanler Hotel on Earth Day, April 22nd
Perhaps you’ve noticed: tiny daffodil leaves are peeking through the soil, eager to trumpet the arrival of spring here in Newport. To celebrate their bloom and to thank our many supporters, you’re invited to join Ronald Lee Fleming, founder of the Daffodil Project, for a cocktail reception at the Chanler Hotel on Earth Day, April 22nd. This celebration, part of Daffodillion’s drive to plant 1 million daffodils in Newport and also part of Newport’s annual Arboretum Week, provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the many Founder’s Club members, donors, and volunteers who generously sponsored and distributed the 98,000 bulbs that were given away free last fall. Capacity is limited, so please e mail back the name (s) of those who would like to attend to: Daffodillion@cox.net. Feel free to pass this invitation on to other daffodil lovers. We look forward to seeing you — and the arrival of the daffodils in April. A daffy million thanks, John John Hirschboeck Daffodillion Project Director www.Daffodillion.com e-mail: Daffodillion@cox.net
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What: CITY OF NEWPORT – CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION – NOTICE of PUBLIC FORUM When: WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 – 6:00PM – 7:30PM Where: Assembly Room of the Newport Police Station – 120 Broadway, Newport RI 02840 AGENDA Public Forum Citizens may address the Commission on all matters pertaining to the Charter Review. The Charter Review Commission requests the time of comments for each person be limited to five minutes. Questions and discussion may extend the time limit at the discretion of the Commission. Of particular interest to the Charter Review Commission are the following issues: The way we elect our mayor Whether or not to eliminate the wards and have all City Councilors elected at large Term limits and staggered terms for the School Committee and City Council Election vs. appointment of the School Committee The roles and responsibilities of the Mayor and City Manager How Boards and Commission function, among other operating functions of City government. If time allows, the Commission will proceed with items to do with a regularly scheduled business meeting. Roll call Determination of quorum Approval of the minutes from the January 29, February 5 and February 19 meetings […]