Newport, RI – Newport City Council will meet for the final time in 2017 on Wednesday, December 13th.

While the average duration of their Regular Council Meeting’s has average just twenty minutes over the last few months, Wednesday night’s agenda looks like it could be quite a bit longer has Council, the City and businesses try to get business done before year’s end.

This will be the final Council meeting for Councilor-At-Large John Florez, he announced back on November 22nd that he would be resigning in January. The City of Newport is currently accepting applications to replace him on the Council and announced that his replacement would begin on January 9th. The first regularly scheduled Council meeting of 2018 is scheduled for January 10th.

Newport City Council will host 22 regularly-scheduled meetings in 2018.

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