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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 Michael J. Correia (Ward 6) has questioned whether permits and licenses for special events have been issued in accordance with City law, and is calling for an immediate review of the process. 

Councilman John J. Igliozzi (Ward 7), at the July 17th City Council meeting, will introduce a new ordinance requiring that all contracts for tax stabilization agreements (TSAs) and tax consideration plans with the City of Providence include a provision requiring that employees be paid a wage equal to the state-mandated minimum wage plus at least 25%. 

On Monday, July 14th, at 11:15 a.m., the City of Providence held a ceremony officially opening a new boat ramp at Gano Park, where East Transit Street meets the Seekonk River.  

Council President Michael A. Solomon and Majority Leader Seth Yurdin have proposed legislation that would prohibit the use of any type of tobacco in public park spaces in the city of Providence.