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Newport City Council voted 6-1 on Wednesday, April 24th to accept a memorandum from the City Manager and to move forward to draft resolutions that would move parking ticket expenses to the general fund, increase the parking fee from $25 to $45, and would split cash/investments over $4.7 million between the parking fund and general fund.

While the parking fee will be increased from $25 to $45, handicap parking tickets would remain at $100, and a resident sticker parking find would remain at $50.

The changes are expected to generate another $470,000 for the City per year.

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Chris Electric

Councilor McLaughlin voted against, with all other councilor’s voting for.

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