The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity will participate in a 'town hall' type meeting Monday hosted by the citizens group, PRARI, in North Kingstown, RI, designed to provide residents and lawmakers with more information about the controversial RhodeMap RI draft plan.
Mike Stenhouse, CEO for the Center, will join Gary Morse as featured speakers. Morse, a Barrington resident, who has studied how the federal government seeks to impose its arbitrary housing and land-use vision on local communities, will conduct a visual presentation. Stenhouse, whose Center has been a persistent critic of the RhodeMapRI plan, will discuss the lack of economics in the draft plan. Both speakers will field questions from the media and attendees. The Center's homepage for related information can be viewed atThe Center encourages the public, state and local lawmakers, as well as members of the media, to attend the Monday evening meeting.
In a related development, a statement to the Center from Senator Marc Cote, Democrat (D24), was posted online. Cote, whose district includes Woonsocket, has seen first-hand how state and federal housing mandates, similar to those that will ensue upon adoption of the RhodeMapRI plan, have created property tax imbalances, new tax burdens on residential and commercial property owners, and revenue shortfalls for the city. The Center's home-page for related information can be viewed at www.RIFreedom.org/PropertyRights.
The Center encourages the public, state and local lawmakers, as well as members of the media, to attend the Monday evening meeting, organized by the new citizens group, PRARI (the Property Rights Alliance of RI). The meeting will be held Monday, December 1 at the Carriage House Inn, 1065 Tower Hill Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852, beginning at 7:00 pm.