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BREAKING: Igliozzi Out as Finance Chairman of City Council

Friday, May 04, 2012


A day after calling for changes to the pension reform ordinance in Providence, Councilman John Igliozzi will be removed as chairman of the Council’s finance committee, GoLocalProv has learned.

It is unclear whether Council President Michael Solomon removed Igliozzi as the chairman or if he made the decision to resign, but Councilman Michael Correia said the change is clearly “political retribution” by Solomon.

“This is a clear abuse of power of President Solomon and Majority Leader Seth Yurdin,” Correia said. “They did this to me [during redistricting] and now they’re screwing my colleague.”

Correia was referring to last minute changes made to his Ward after he voted against a proposed map supported by Council leadership.

The pension reform ordinance, which takes effect July 1, requires all COLAs to be suspended until the pension system is 70 percent funded and caps all future pensions at one-and-a-half times the median state household income. The ordinance also makes changes to disability pensions and eliminates elected official pensions.

Igliozzi and Council President Pro Tempore Terry Hassett are calling for an amendment that will allow some retirees to continue receiving a cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA). Council President Pro Tempore.

Councilman David Salvatore, who led the pension reform efforts, is expected to be named chairman of the finance committee.


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I mean Solomon won't even eat at his own restaurant, what do you expect. As Gary Sasse pointed out, this is a river boat gamble. This is the best that Solomon, Clown SHoes, Inc., and the east side mafia can come up with. I see a coming battle for Solomon to retain his majority; oh yeah the new majority with Clown Shoes, Inc. I mean Clown SHoes, Inc. is behind the scenes making deals that will avoid the embarrassment of losing a court battle. Igliozzi and Hassett are only hedging their bets. Solomon is a disloyal leader.

Comment #1 by Kati Loreen on 2012 05 04

interesting analysis..who is clown shoes ??

Comment #2 by louis rizzo on 2012 05 04

It's all irrelevant when they pull the plug.

There only hope is a big check from the state.

Comment #3 by jon paycheck on 2012 05 04

The Mayor and his simple-minded hacks.

Comment #4 by Kati Loreen on 2012 05 04

I have been to many city council finance committee meetings and I can tell you councilman Igliozzi does a great job! He is very professional and respects people who attend the meetings.He also has a lot of experience ,unlike many of the freshman council members, which is very important,especially during this financial crisis we are in. We have more than half the council who have been in office less than 2 years. I can say I don't always agree with him,but he should remain chairman.

Be careful what you wish for because their are only a few on that council that have a brain and he is one of them,god forbid if some of the brains leave,we will really be screwed!

Some of these councilman show up like they are dressed for the foxy lady!

Comment #5 by anthony sionni on 2012 05 05



"The case law does not preclude but rather supports this Court's holding that Plaintiffs, as ten-year veterans of the State, possess a contractual relationship with the State pertaining to retirement allowances and COLA benefits which are not subject to collective bargaining."

Comment #6 by Al Moncrief on 2012 05 05

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