On Wednesday, October 9th, Newport City Council will vote on a Second Reading that would amend Chapter 14.04 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled, “Comprehensive Land Use Plan”, to add a new section 14.04.020 entitled, “Moratorium”.

Passage by the majority of the council on this ordinance change would impose a moratorium on decision relating to the development activity for uses requiring Development Plan Review in the Mixed-Use Innovation district for a period not to exceed six months from the date of passage.

The proposed ordinance, which was introduced by Councilors McLaughlin and Taylor, passed 5 to 2 at the Council’s September 25th meeting with Councilors Napolitano and Ceglie voting against.

The City Council meeting begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday night and is open to the public. If you can’t make it to the meeting, the meeting can be watched live as it happens here.

The moratorium will take effect upon its passage on Wednesday night and “all all ordinance or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed”.

Do you support or oppose the proposed six-month moratorium for the Mixed-Use Innovation district?

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