Salvatore Making Move for Providence City Council President (UPDATED)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
He worked over the weekend trying to swing three of five potential votes. He is working overtime to secure Terry Hassett (Ward 12), John Igliozzi (Ward 7), Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) and newly elected Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3).
The scenario playing out is the Igliozzi will take on the role of Council Majority Leader -- the de facto #2 power position and floor manager of legislation. A vote on the new leadership team with Salvatore in the #1 and Igliozzi in the #2 is expected for Thursday.
Matos has been serving as acting President since last May when then-Council President Luis Aponte resigned.
Those charges are still pending.
Salvatore has had the support from Council members Wilbur Jennings, Sam Zurier (Ward 2), Seth Yurdin (Ward 1), Nick Narducci (Ward 4).
According to sources close to the Salvatore effort, there are multiple paths to the needed eight votes. He may have the votes secure as early as Monday night.
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