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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


Council President Pro Tempore Terrence M. Hassett announced today that $2 million in Federal Highway and Roadway Improvement Program funds have been allocated for a major road rebuilding on Smith Street.

Last week, the General Assembly passed statewide legislation based upon a Providence ordinance designed to reduce the theft of valuable metals from private and public property.

Providence City Council President Pro Tempore Terrence M. Hassett, who represents Smith Hill, Elmhurst, Mount Pleasant, Capital Center and College Hill, expressed his "irritation and surprise" that some City pools were ordered closed due to a supposed lack of a populated community at pool sites.

Council President Michael A. Solomon (Ward Five) and Councilman John J. Igliozzi (Ward Seven), along with the majority of the Council, introduced an amendment to the tax levy ordinance that restores the value of several personal exemptions which residents receive on their tax bills.