First meeting in Central Falls with new city council

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Central Falls City Council will meet Wednesday evening for the first time since it was reshaped by a state-appointed receiver.

State officials say receiver Mark Pfeiffer reformed the council since it was not following his policies and procedures. James Diossa was the only incumbent councilor put on the new panel.

It's fair to question the receiver's actions, said Diossa, but he also defends the reshaping of the city council.

"I just feel like we're in an emergency situation and I want the city to get out of it, so I want to move forward," said Diossa. " This is only temporary and the objective is to move the city forward and get it out of this mess."

Diossa expects routine business to be discussed when the new three-member council meets at six this evening.

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