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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.

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Councilman Miguel C. Luna passed away this afternoon at Rhode Island Hospital, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his three children, Dante, 13, Sofie, 11, and Omar 9; his mother Mireya; his four sisters, Ysa, Belkiss, Josefina and Teresa; his brother Antonio; and 17 nieces and nephews.

Council President Pro Tempore Terrence M. Hassett, who represents Ward 12, issued a statement today expressing his congratulations to Jim Bennett, the new Economic Development Director selected by Mayor Taveras.

It is with great sadness that I mark the passing of a great Rhode Islander and a long-time friend, Governor Bruce Sundlun.

The Providence City Council gave unanimous final approval to the FY 2012 Budget. The spending plan reduces expenditures by over $24 million and does not rely on any one-time revenues.