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12:56 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

More City Council chaos in Providence; FinCom meeting scrapped

Here’s a tangible sense of how things are going sideways with the Providence City Council: a Finance Committee meeting with a litany of important items, originally scheduled for 5:30 today, was cancelled at 9:32 this morning.

This latest development comes after a special council meeting to discuss a $40 million road repair bond was slated yesterday and then scrapped.

Here’s a look at what the Finance Committee won’t be talking about this evening:

1. Finance Director invited for status update on the financial impact of not funding 100% of the Fiscal 2012 Annual Required Contribution (ARC).

2. Finance Director invited for a presentation on the year end result of the Fiscal 2011-2012 Budget.

3. Finance Director invited for a status update of the city’s cash position through FY 2012-2013.

4. An Ordinance making an Appropriation of Sixty Five Million Nine Hundred Ninety Nine Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Two Dollars ($65,999,652) for the support of the Providence Water Supply Board for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

5. An Ordinance making an Appropriation of Two Million Three Hundred Fifty Two Thousand Three Hundred Forty Two Dollars ($2,352,342) for the Water Supply Board Water Quality Protection Fund for the Fiscal Year June 30, 2013.

6. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of Thirty Two Million One Hundred Sixty Three Thousand Four Hundred Twenty Two Dollars ($32,163,422) for the Water Supply Board Infrastructure Replacement Program Fund for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

7. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of Nine Million Two Hundred Fifty Five Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Five Dollars ($9,255,835) for the Water Supply Board Capital Fund for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

8. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of Four Million Seven Hundred Forty Five Thousand Six Hundred Seventy Seven Dollars ($4,745,677) for the Water Supply Board Insurance Fund for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

9. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of Three Million Two Hundred Sixty Four Thousand Nine Hundred Forty Three Dollars ($3,264,943) for the Water Supply Board Meter Replacement Fund for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

10. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of Four Million One Hundred Seventy Four Thousand Four Hundred Six Dollars ($4,174,406) for the Water Supply Board Revenue Reserve Fund for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

11. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of One Million Seven Hundred Ninety Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Seven Dollars ($1,799,837) for the Water Supply Board Equipment Replacement Fund for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

12. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of Four Hundred Thirty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Three Dollars ($438,853) for the Water Supply Board Property Tax Refund Fund for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

13. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of One Million Six Hundred Thirty Nine Thousand One Hundred Twenty One Dollars ($1,639,121) for the Water Supply Board Western Cranston Fund for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

14. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of Four Million Six Hundred Thirty Three Thousand Four Hundred Thirty Two Dollars ($4,633,432) for the Water Supply Board Chemical and Sludge Fund for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

15. An Ordinance Making an Appropriation of One Hundred Ninety One Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy Six Dollars ($191,776) for the Water Supply Board Scituate Watershed Protection Fund for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013.

16. An Ordinance Establishing a Compensation Plan for the Water Supply Board and Repealing Ordinance Chapter 2012-1, Approved January 9, 2012, and Chapter 2012-22, Approved May 5, 2012.

17. An Ordinance Establishing the Classes of Positions, the Maximum Number of Employees and the Number of Employees in Certain Classes in the Water Supply Board and Repealing Ordinance Chapter 2012-2, Approved January 9, 2012, and Chapter 2012-23, Approved May 5, 2012.

As I noted yesterday, the council turmoil reflects a softening in support among the majority faction that has previously supported Mayor Angel Taveras.

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