NEW: Colleagues Call for Igliozzi to Remain Council Finance Chairman
Monday, June 18, 2012
Several Providence City Council members will introduce a resolution asking Councilman John Igliozzi not to resign from his post as Finance Committee chairman during Thursday’s Council meeting, GoLocalProv has learned.
Igliozzi announced his intention to resign during a meeting last week, but has not given a written notice to Council President Michael Solomon. First-term Council member David Salvatore is considered the favorite to replace Igliozzi.
“We’re all rookies,” Correia said. “We need a veteran in that position. We need a seasoned person in that spot.”
Igliozzi himself had a public falling-out with Council leadership last month when he and Council President Pro Tempore Terry Hassett called for changes to the city’s pension reform ordinance just days after voting in favor of the plan.
At the time, the Finance Committee called a meeting to elect a new chairman, which triggered an attempt by several Council members to remove Council Majority Leader Seth Yurdin from his leadership position. After a weekend of infighting, the sides reached an agreement to keep both Igliozzi and Yurdin in place, however Igliozzi’s recent announcement is believed to have been part of the original deal.
Editor's Note: The original version of this article incorrectly reported that Luis Aponte was cosponsoring the resolution.
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