MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019

WOONSOCKET CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT DANIEL M. GENDRON PRESIDING

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

CITY HALL – 169 MAIN STREET

WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND 02895

 

 

SPECIAL MEETING

 

 

  1. ROLL CALL

 

2.                  DISCUSSION REGARDING UPDATE ON ANIMAL SHELTER

           

3.  Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  

Posted on October 2, 2019

Authorities in Minnesota are bringing more charges in the George Floyd case. The three officers who stood around while another officer knelt on Floyd's neck were charged with aiding and abetting. Officer Derek Chauvin [[ SHO-vin ]] was also charged with second-degree murder. He was previously charged with third-degree murder.       Minnesota's governor believes the nation is at a crossroads following the George Floyd case. Tim Walz said it's probably the last chance there is to fix systemic racism in the country. Walz thanked protesters for their activism after new charges were announced in the case.       Former President Obama is speaking about his astonishment over recent events in the country. At a virtual town hall, Obama said recent events have been some of the most epic and profound he's ever seen.        Wall Street is surging despite unrest and an ongoing pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day up 527 points to 26-270. The S&P 500 gained 42 points to 31-22. And the Nasdaq improved 74 points to 96-82.       New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is coming under fire for his comments about players kneeling during the national anthem. Brees said he will "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag or our country." In the midst of ongoing unrest and protests after George Floyd's death, NBA star LeBron James, NFL cornerback Richard Sherman and even Brees' teammates were among those who reacted on social media.