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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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The addition of a new Subway sandwich shop to the Aldi Food Market Shopping Plaza on Smith Hill will add jobs to an estimated fifty new local jobs created so far, according to City Councilman Terrence M. Hassett, D-Ward 12.

Councilman John J. Igliozzi (Ward 7), announced that the first phase of the “Neighborhoods First,” program is underway in his ward.

Ward Eight Councilman Leon Tejada announced that the Ramon Matias Mella Softball League will open its 2010 season under the brand new lights at Bucklin Park on Thursday, May 6th. Tejada, who helped secure funds for the various improvements in the park, including $27,000 for the lights, will be attending the kick off event which is open to the public.

At tomorrow’s City Council meeting, Ward One Councilman Seth Yurdin will introduce a resolution calling on the General Assembly and the Department of Public Works to enact measures ensuring that those who produce products bear the costs of recycling and responsible disposal of those products. This type of policy, known as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), has been instituted in 21 states including Rhode Island to require manufacturers to pay for the collection and recycling of e-waste like computers and televisions.