Narragansett Town Council to vote on a resolution over not enforcing Gov. Raimondo’s mandates


NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) – Narragansett’s Town Council is set to vote on Monday on a resolution that would authorize the town’s police department to not enforce Governor Raimondo’s executive orders.

The resolution was put forth by the President, Matt Mannix.

It prevents the police from fining businesses or churches that open in defiance of Raimondo’s exeutive orders, according to town documents.

We spoke with council member Jesse Pugh, who says this is NOT a full council support.

He will be opposing it.

“Our charter our town charter actually clearly states that the town council has no authority to interfere in the actions of the police chiefs. It’s not about supporting businesses or not, because even if this passes businesses will not be allowed to reopen they will have to answer to the state.” Said, Pugh.

Pugh says it will be a close vote on Monday and it could go either way.

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