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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.
Council Majority Leader Seth Yurdin is calling for a citywide ban on all types of semi-automatic firearms, and is urging state lawmakers to give Providence the legislative ability to prohibit them.
Councilman David A. Salvatore said today that he was urging the Rhode Island State Investment Commission and the General Treasurer to “follow the lead” of California, and review the investments of the State of Rhode Island Employees Retirement System, and divest from any funds that are found to include assault weapons manufacturers.
Council President Michael A. Solomon (Ward 5), Council President Pro Tempore Terrence M. Hassett (Ward 12), and Councilman David A. Salvatore (Ward 14), today applauded the announcement of a new agreement between the City of Providence and Providence College, the latest in a number of such deals between the City and its many tax-exempt institutions.
On December 11th, the City Council’s Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal and Planning (UURP) voted to name a street in honor of former Public Safety Commissioner John J. Partington.