City Council President Pro Tempore Sabina Matos today issued the following statement regarding Council President Aponte’s indictment:
“I am concerned and saddened by today’s indictment against Council President Aponte. Luis has been a colleague and friend for many years. This is a difficult time for the City and our constituents.
As President Pro-Tempore, I wish to assure the people of Providence that their Councilors remain committed to continuing their hard work to ensure that Providence is a vibrant, successful city for all its residents. While the judicial process unfolds, I will remain focused on our work and committed to moving the City of Providence forward.”
Majority Leader Bryan Principe issued a statement echoing Councilwoman Matos’ emphasis on the Council’s commitment to constituents:
“At the end of the day, the judicial process that began today is out of our hands, and we can’t control its outcome. Instead, we will remain focused on fulfilling our commitment to the people of Providence and continue to serve the City to the best of our ability.”