Votes on ProvPort tax exemption, lease postponed amid public opposition

THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL decided to table on Thursday a controversial extension to the city's tax exemption and lease agreements with ProvPort Inc. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL decided to table on Thursday a controversial extension to the city's tax exemption and lease agreements with ProvPort Inc. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Community pleas to delay a decision on extending the city’s tax exemption and lease agreements with its primary port operator were granted Thursday after the City Council tabled the matter rather than vote on the agreements. That last-minute decision came after dozens of local residents and community leaders implored city officials to hold…

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