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No Confidence Vote Expected For Cranston Mayor Allan Fung

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The Cranston City Council plans to take a no-confidence vote Monday regarding Mayor Allan Fung. This follows a scathing recent review of the city police...

The Cranston City Council plans to take a no-confidence vote Monday regarding Mayor Allan Fung. This follows a scathing recent review of the city police department by the State Police.

Steven Stycos is one of the two city councilors whose wards were hit by a blitz of parking tickets in late 2013. That came after the councilors voted against a police contract. Stycos said he remains disappointed by Mayor Fung’s oversight of the Police Department since then.

“Well, I’ve lost trust in the mayor and I think the public has lost trust in Allan Fung because of the State Police report, which documents a pattern of political intrigue,” said Stycos.

The president of the Cranston City Council says he expects a majority of councilors to vote no-confidence.  Council President John Lanni said he expects five or six of the nine councilors to indicate a lack of support for Fung.

Fung, a Republican, says some of the votes may be political gamesmanship by the Democratic majority on the council. The mayor adds that problems with the police shouldn’t overshadow his economic stewardship of Cranston.

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Cranston Mayor Allan Fung
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung