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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.

Sincerely,
Providence City Council



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New Head Start Program Slated for Ralph Street

City Councilman John J. Igliozzi (Ward 7) announced that the City Council unanimously approved a 20-year lease with Children’s Friend & Service, which will run the city’s Head Start program at the site of the old Ralph Street School at 77 Ralph Street, located in Ward 7.

 A resolution sponsored by City Councilman John J. Igliozzi (Ward 7), which places a moratorium on all school closings, was unanimously approved Thursday night by the Council. All Council members signed-on as co-sponsors.

The City Council has secured more than four million dollars ($4 million) to fund neighborhood-based infrastructure projects throughout the city, according to Office of the City Council. The funds will be used for parks, playgrounds, sidewalk and roadway repaving, and other neighborhood improvements.

The Council is now accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the city’s independent police review board, the Providence External Review Authority (PERA). In February, the Council adopted an ordinance amending PERA, including restructuring the board membership. As a result, the authority has been downsized to a board size of nine (9), seven (7) of whom are appointed by the full City Council; one (1) by the Council President; and one (1) by the Mayor.