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Welcome to the Providence City Council website.

Here you will find information about the activities and initiatives of the legislative branch of Providence’s government. From Council meetings to neighborhood meetings, the members of the City Council are committed to taking action to improve the quality of life for every Providence resident.

Providence has vast cultural, artistic, and historical assets, which the Council seeks to enhance as we move forward, conducting the business of the people with integrity, transparency, and efficiency.

I encourage you to get involved in your community, and to make your voices heard by your elected officials on the Council. We are here to serve.

Michael A. Solomon
Council President


Councilman John J. Igliozzi said that he is opposed to an ordinance that will extend tax stabilizations on four properties on Westminster Street. 

On Thursday, October 2nd, Councilman David A. Salvatore (Ward 14) will introduce a resolution requesting that the Commissioner of Public Safety research best practices from other municipalities for nightclubs with closing times of 2 a.m. or later.  

At the September 18th meeting of the Providence City Council, Majority Leader Seth Yurdin will introduce a resolution aimed at improving citizens' access to public records. "Over the last four years, we have made great progress improving transparency in Providence," said Yurdin. "From the creation of the Open Meetings Portal to the implementation of the Lobbyist Registration Ordinance, we have many accomplishments to be proud of, but there is still work to be done."

In 2013, the City Clerk implemented the City’s lobbyist registration program based on a recently enacted ordinance.