“The city could save half a million dollars.” We heard this first from Harry Winthrop at an ALN forum in April. Now we have Naomi Neville’s comments in the Newport Daily News’ Guest View column of 5/28/13 making a clear case for combining School Committee and city resources in managing finances and other administrative services for the schools. Do you think this would this be a good idea?
Confidence Interval @ 95%: [1.543 – 1.778]
Standard Deviation: 0.882
Standard Error: 0.060
The summer season has begun! In spite of the fact that Newport has ordinances in many neighborhoods prohibiting rentals of less than a month, there is a growing “underground” business in Newport rentals of a week or less operated by individual homeowners. Are you in favor of short-term rentals in most of Newport’s neighborhoods?
Confidence Interval @ 95%: [1.727 – 1.932]
Standard Deviation: 0.762
Standard Error: 0.052
It has been suggested by a City Council member that property taxpayers whose legal residence is in Newport receive a discount on their taxes. Opponents argue that such an arrangement would discourage second home ownership in Newport, which has been a financial boon to the city. Do you favor a two-tier property tax system?
Confidence Interval @ 95%: [1.654 – 1.851]
Standard Deviation: 0.711
Standard Error: 0.050