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Like many other New England communities, Newport operates under a Home Rule Charter, which was adopted in 1953, and provides for a City Council - City Manager form of government.  Every two years, Newport voters are asked to elect a seven-member City Council, comprised of four At-Large seats and three Ward representatives.

The Council is headed by a Chairperson, who is elected by the majority and also holds the title of Mayor.  All legislative powers of the City are vested in the City Council by the Charter, including the ordering of any tax, making appropriations, and transacting any other business pertaining to the financial affairs of the City. 

In addition to their regular duties, Councilors are also assigned positions to serve as liaisons to various boards and commissions. These liaison assignments are an important part of creating a sense of cohesion among the City's various volunteer-led bodies.  
 

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City Ordinances

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Our Current Budget 

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Mayor's Office

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Meet your City Councilors


Council News

The Latest on COVID-19

The Latest on COVID-19

The City of Newport has been working closely with regional, state and federal agencies to ensure that we're prepared for the potential appearance of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in our community. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage to learn more about our response to the virus.

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City, AARP Bring FitLot to Aquidneck Park

City, AARP Bring FitLot to Aquidneck Park

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Newport City Council members joined with representatives from AARP Rhode Island on Thursday, July 11th, to mark the opening of a new public fitness park located adjacent to the Edward King House and Newport Public Library in Aquidneck Park.

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Keep Up to Date with Construction News

Keep Up to Date with Construction News

NEWPORT -- Construction season is in full swing, and crews charged with improving and maintaining Newport's network of roads and sidewalks will be spread across the City over the coming weeks. To keep up with the latest projects, and for updates on anticipated road closures, be sure to visit our Construction Updates page and follow us on Facebook and Instagram

 

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