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The City of Newport this evening in a press release announced that it has released its proposed FY2021 budget.

The $96.4 million spending plan, which can be found on the City’s website, represents a roughly 3.5 percent reduction from the current fiscal year with the City anticipating over $3.5 million in lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

According to its most recent estimates, the City is projecting General Fund revenue for the upcoming fiscal year to total $96,424,097, with roughly $79.8 million coming from local property and motor vehicle taxes. By comparison, the current fiscal year’s adopted budget, which is due to expire on June 30th, totaled $99,981,982. 

The following are among the most significant changes to the proposed FY2021 budget, according to a press release from the City:  

• $1,070,000 decrease in meals and beverage tax revenue

• $1,030,000 decrease in hotel occupancy tax revenue

• $460,000 decrease in Easton’s Beach parking revenue

• $489,807 decrease in parking ticket revenues

• $300,000 decrease in Special Detail revenue

• $238,000 decrease in Beach revenue

• $150,000 decrease in Parking Fund share revenue

The City Council is due to discuss the proposed budget during a remote meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13th.  

The public is being invited to download and review the proposal by visiting the City’s website at

Public comments will be heard during the meeting via video and teleconferencing and may also be sent in advance to until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

A full agenda and meeting information will be posted on the City’s website at on Wednesday, May 6th.  

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