Central Falls mayor working on ending receivership

Jan 22, 2013

The mayor of Central Falls says he’s working with the city council president to bring receivership to and end. Council President William Benson Jr. is one of three council members who refuse to meet with the receiver’s office to go over a five-year plan guiding the city out of bankruptcy.  The councilors and receiver’s office are in a legal battle over when the receiver should leave.

Mayor James Diosa says he’s trying to bring that dispute to an end.
“I had these weekly meetings with the council president, there’s a line of communication. We both want receivership to end, and we both want to move the city forward.”

Receivership has cost Central Falls nearly 4 million dollars. Meanwhile a Superior Court judge had ordered the two sides into mediation  They are expected to meet next month.

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