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Majority leader wants to nix board of licenses pay

Majority leader wants to nix board of licenses pay

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence city council's majority leader wants to eliminate pay for licensing board members over their decision not to revoke the license of a strip club authorities say illegally hired a 14-year-old and allowed prostitution.

Seth Yurdin said Monday he plans to introduce legislation at Thursday's council meeting.

Yurdin recently called the board's decision not to permanently revoke the license of Cheaters Gentlemen's Club a "severe dereliction of duty." The board instead suspended its license for 45 days and fined it $5,000.

The city wanted to revoke Cheaters' licenses for good. Board Chairman Andrew Annaldo said the suspension and fine would send a forceful message and deter violations.

The club is appealing.

Yurdin says board members get $19,719 annually. The chairman gets $26,857.

 

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