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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.

We 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.

Providence City Council


Providence City Councilman Terrence M. Hassett commended Governor Lincoln Chafee’s decision to posthumously pardon John Gordon, the last person to be executed in Rhode Island before the state banned capital punishment in 1852.

Beginning August 1, Providence residents and property owners will be required to pay a $20 disposal fee for each mattress or box spring they throw away.

City Council President Pro Tempore Terrence M. Hassett (Ward 12) expressed his support for the agreement tentatively reached by the administration and Firefighters Local 799.

The Providence City Council will vote on a proposal by freshman City Councilman David Salvatore calling for an outside auditor to investigate irregularities in the City’s disability pension system.