The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) held its annual meeting on April 8, with the emphasis on “livable.” By ohtadmin | on April 11, 2019By James Merolla Mayor Jamie Bova, City Councilors Justin McLaughlin and Angela McCalla, School Committee member Louisa Boatwright, Sen. Dawn Euer (D-District 13 Jamestown/ Newport), Rep. Lauren Carlson (D-District 75/Newport) and Rep. Marvin Abney (D-District 73) spoke of their priorities and what they might mean for the city. Topics ranged from short-term rentals to long-term economic school solutions. Although there were few real answers, some bills are coming to the fore on Smith Hill that may make a difference locally. Carlson said she was introducing a bill on April 9 to regulate Airbnb, the site that lists short-term rentals nationally. “The first step in requiring registration of Airbnb municipalities is recognizing them,” she said. “Then, once they are delineated, you can regulate them, tackling issues like parking, zoning, legality, and then taxing them appropriately.” Of the other major issues facing Newport, she mentioned bridge realignment and Rogers High. Euer said she is working on legislation that would create regional school districts. “How do we bring Middletown to the table?” she asked. Her bill would essentially create a county-based school […]
THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS® OF NEWPORT COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SPONSORING NEWPORT COUNTY LEGISLATORS FORUM MARCH 23 from 9:30 AM – 11: 00 AM For the first time since the Assembly began its 2013 session, Newport County’s State House delegation will meet as a group with the citizens of Newport County. The meeting, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Newport County, will take place Saturday, March 23 from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown. To date legislators attending are: Sen. Louis DiPalma, Sen. Christopher Ottiano, Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed,Rep. Marvin Abney, Rep.Canario, Rep. John Edwards, Rep. Linda Finn and Rep. Peter Martin. League member Patty MacLeish will moderate the forum. Legislators will open the program with a brief statement about their priorities for this legislative session. There will be questions prepared by the League on issues such as ethics, education, gun control, as well as questions from the audience. In the past, these events have offered lively conversation and a valuable exchange of ideas between legislators and their constituents. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Susan Wells, 846-9537.
Categories: GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY Tags: ethics, gun control, League of Women Voters, Legislators, Newport County State House, Potter League, Rep. John Edwards, Rep. Linda Finn, Rep. Marvin Abney, Rep. Peter Martin., Rep.Canario, Sen. Christopher Ottiano, Sen. Louis DiPalma, Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed