FREE Public Forum about City of Newport Commissions October 2nd, 6pm Newport Library

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Alliance for a Livable Newport

September 26, 2013
WHO: All Newport residents

WHAT:  Public Forum about City of Newport Commissions | Bring you questions!

Featuring – Cliff Walk Commission, Easton’s Beach Commission, and Waterfront Commission

WHERE: Newport Public Library – 300 Spring St., Newport, RI (401) 847-8720

WHEN: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

TIME: 6pm until 8pm
COST: FREE!  (Donations Appreciated!) DONATE NOW!

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CATCH UP ON WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CLIFF WALK, EASTON’S BEACH AND NEWPORT’S HARBOR FRONT

The first in a series of Newport Commissions Forums to be held October 2 at 6pm

Newport Public Library Programs Room

In its ongoing efforts to keep citizens aware of and involved with issues affecting the quality of life in Newport, the Alliance of Livable Newport will be holding a series of Public Forums featuring the Chairpersons of various City Commissions and Boards.

“Newporter’s are generally aware of City Council meetings but often are unaware that33 boards and commissions have been ordained to support and report to the city council. Their members provide countless volunteer hours in monitoring, investigating, reviewing, reporting on and recommending actions that affect the daily quality of life in Newport” said John Hirschboeck, Vice President of the Alliance. All commissions meetings are open to the public and their agendas and minutes are posted on the city’s website, along with applications for those who might wish to serve.

The first of the ALN forums will feature reports from the Cliff Walk Commission, Easton’s Beach Commission, and Waterfront Commission and will take place at6pm at the Newport Public Library on Wednesday, October 2, with brief presentations from the commissions and an opportunity for a Q&A afterwards. City Councilwoman Jeanne-Marie Napolitano will introduce the Commissioners. 

“After a busy summer on the water, we felt these 3 commissions in particular would be a great way to launch our series,” said Hirschboeck. “The majority of our tourists have visited the walk, the beach and our waterfront. How these waterfront infrastructures are maintained and supported is critically important to all.”

For a complete list of all the Newport City Commissions, go to www.cityofnewport.com/city-council/boards-commissions/index.cfm.

For more information on the Alliance for a Livable Newport and how you can help make Newport more livable, go to www.NewportAlliance.org

Contact:

John Hirschboeck, Vice President

Alliance for a Livable Newport

info@newportalliance.org/

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ALN Issues Apology Letter for Casino Forum

Letter to the Editor for Isabel Griffith, President of the Alliance for a Livable Newport.

To the Editor,

Father Eugene McKenna
far right; Father Eugene McKenna

On September 13, Alliance For A Livable Newport, in keeping with its mission of providing unbiased information on issues of importance to Newport residents, property owners and businesses, sponsored a forum on the Casino Table Games question that will appear on the November election ballot. Our intent was to present a level playing field of information with a speaker in favor of allowing Newport Grand to add table gambling games to their present slot machine gambling, a speaker against the proposal and a third speaker to present an unbiased review of the economic issues.

Two of our three goals were met with Diane Hurley ably presenting the case in favor of expanded gambling and Father Eugene McKenna ably presenting arguments against the expansion. Unfortunately, the third speaker, URI Professor Edward Mazze, presented only the pro-gambling side of the economic picture. That was not our intent and we apologize to our audience, those in the CCRI auditorium and those viewing subsequently on Public Access TV and on ALN’s website, and especially to Father McKenna for putting him at a disadvantage on the forum panel.

On the plus side, the majority of members of the live audience demonstrated through their questions and comments during the Q&A session following the panel’s prepared remarks that they were opposed to any expansion of gambling in Newport. That restored some balance to the evening.

We want to assure ALN’s followers that we will make every effort to maintain a level playing field for critical and controversial issues at future ALN forums.

Sincerely,

Isabel Griffith

President, Alliance for a Livable Newport

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