MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019










  1. Call to order.


  1. Roll call.


  1. Approval of minutes from the meeting held 5/16/19.


  1. Vote on whether or not to recommend to the City Council that authorization be granted to the Administration to begin contract negotiations with Green Development, LLC, in connection withWoonsocket Renewable Energy Bid #5849.


  1. Vote on whether or not to recommend to the City Council that the City issue an RFP for the development of a solar energy project at the site known as “River’s Edge”.


6.         Adjournment.
















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Posted June 6, 2019

New York City is bracing for another night of possible looting and violence following chaos last night. Another round of protesting over the death of George Floyd is also expected tonight across the nation. Business owners in New York City are putting plywood on store fronts in an attempt to stop further looting.        Texas Senator John Cornyn is defending President Trump's use of police force to clear out peaceful protesters near the White House. A member of the GOP leadership team, Senator John Cornyn, agreed with Trump's idea to send military forces to cities where protests turn violent. Cornyn said the protestors needed to be cleared for security purposes since they were asked to leave but refused to do so on their own.       The Mayor of Chicago is threatening to sue President Trump if he sends in military troops to respond to the city's protests. Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the statement today adding, "That's not gonna happen." She said she doesn't believe the President has the power to send in military personnel when it comes down to it.        Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura are speaking out about the killing of George Floyd. In a statement, the 43rd president called Floyd's death a "brutal suffocation" and said he was "anguished" by the incident. The former commander-in-chief admitted there is "good reason" why many don't have faith in American justice.       Public health officials are worried that George Floyd protests could "become breeding grounds" for coronavirus infections. At least one protester in Tampa, Florida is known to have COVID-19 and five police officers were exposed to that person. A number of health experts say they won't be surprised to see new cases linked to protests in the next few weeks.       The wife of the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd is divorcing him and changing her name. One day after their separation, Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter of an unarmed black man. Now, Kellie Chauvin has put in a request to have her last name changed following the divorce.