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.
On Tuesday, December 17th, the Special Commission to Study Property Tax Revaluation will hold a meeting to discuss and vote on policy recommendations.
On Thursday, December 5th, the Providence City Council unanimously passed a resolution urging the government of the Dominican Republic to overturn a controversial recent court ruling, which has left more than 200,000 people stateless.
The City of Providence Task Force on Economic Development held its first meeting Tuesday, December 3rd to begin a review of the challenges and opportunities relating to the city’s economy.
An ordinance eliminating the so-called “Welcome to Providence” tax penalty was approved by the City Council on November 21st. The ordinance, co-sponsored by Councilwoman Sabina Matos (Ward Fifteen) and Councilman Samuel Zurier (Ward Two) will go into effect for the upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2014.