MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017

 

WOONSOCKET CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT DANIEL M. GENDRON PRESIDING

 

6:45 P.M. – SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL MEETING

 

 

 

  1. ROLL CALL

 

 

 

  1. VOTE TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

     

 

  1. 42-46-5 (a) (5) Any discussions or considerations related to the acquisition or lease of real property for public purposes, or of the disposition of publically held property wherein advanced public information would be detrimental to the interest of the public.

 

 

 

    1. Discussion/Vote to purchase private property or properties.

       

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

For additional information or to request interpreter services, or other special services for the hearing impaired, please contact City Clerk Christina Harmon-Duarte three days prior to the meeting at (401) 762-6400, or by the Thursday prior to the meeting.

 

 

 

Posted on May 5, 2017

 

President Trump is set to meet with GOP House lawmakers this evening to discuss immigration. After initially saying he'd reject any compromise immigration package, the White House now says Trump will support legislation if it passes the House and Senate. Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz introduced emergency legislation yesterday evening aimed at keeping families together after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border as long as there's no aggravated criminal activity.        Wall Street is poised for a big fall at the opening bell. Dow futures are down over 370 points and Nasdaq futures are off by about 100. S&P 500 futures are down 30-50 from yesterday's close. Those dreary numbers are in line with European and Asian markets. They all closed down sharply after President Trump threatened yesterday to slap tariffs on another 200-billion dollars in Chinese imports.        A group of Amazon shareholders is urging CEO Jeff Bezos to stop pitching the company's facial recognition tool to law enforcement agencies. In a letter to Bezos, the shareholders said they fear the technology could ultimately violate civil and human rights. They also expressed concern that the technology would be used to unfairly target and surveil people of color and immigrants.        The city of Charleston, South Carolina is considering issuing an apology for its role in slavery. Later on today the city council will discuss the proposal, which notes the city's past regulation and support of human bondage. The National Park Service says 40 percent of African slaves came through Charleston.        The Kilauea [[ kil-uh-WAY-uh ]] volcano continues to erupt on Hawaii's Big Island. The lava has been spewing for more than a month and now has formed a massive river of 21-hundred degree molten rock traveling to the sea. The lava has been getting hotter, causing it to flow much faster than the first eruptions back in May.        There are major changes coming to the way New York City police enforce the marijuana laws. Reports are that police will issue a summons instead of making an arrest for those caught with weed on them in public, with some exceptions. More details are expected later today from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police commissioner .