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Newport Daily News: Despite warnings of a ‘chilling effect,’ council advances moratorium for Newport’s North End


Posted: Sep 12, 2019 at 10:09 AM

The resolution does not implement the moratorium, but asks City Manager Joseph J.Nicholson Jr. and City Solicitor Christopher Behan to draft an ordinance to do so. Mayor Jamie Bova said her support for the resolution does not necessarily mean she will support the moratorium ordinance expected to be on the Sept. 25 docket.

NEWPORT — After passionate debate during a City Council meeting Wednesday night that lasted almost four hours, council members voted 4-2 to approve a resolution to “pause” development in the city’s designated Innovation District in the North End, giving the city time to determine the best mix of uses for the district.

The resolution does not implement the moratorium, but asks City Manager Joseph J.Nicholson Jr. and City Solicitor Christopher Behan to draft an ordinance to do so. Mayor Jamie Bova said her support for the resolution does not necessarily mean she will support the moratorium ordinance expected to be on the Sept. 25 docket.

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