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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


On March 7th, the Providence City Council passed a resolution urging the General Assembly to pass legislation which would alter the State’s library funding formula.

At the Thursday, March 7th meeting, the Providence City Council adopted a resolution in support of the Rhode Island Marine Debris Reduction Act.  

Councilman John J. Igliozzi (Ward Seven) announced that the City Council approved a resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter the City into a lease agreement with Achievement First Rhode Island for use of the Oliver Hazard Perry Middle School as a new mayoral academy.

Council President Pro Tempore Terrence M. Hassett announced today that seven of Providence’s 32 mayoral portraits have been fully restored and an eighth is underway.