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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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I respectfully disagree with Senate President Ruggerio that the City is standing in the way of any developer trying to build on the former I-195 land, which runs along the downtown corridor of Providence.

The City Council is pro-economic development and pro-growth, and I think the development happening downtown speaks to that very notion. It’s important to grow our local tax base without having to raise taxes, and that’s what we are doing here in Providence.

We spent a great deal of effort and taxpayer dollars in working with the City Plan Commission to create a master plan for our City that moves Providence forward while respecting our storied history.  Since my first term in office, I have been a strong advocate for a more transparent and predictable climate for developers. This City Plan Commissions’ master plan achieves those goals of transparent and predictable development.

This process around Hope Point Tower has been both public and transparent.  For every city of our size that is growing, these are the same qualities that have led to success and improved quality of life for residents.

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President David A. Salvatore, Providence City Council

 

 

Last week, during a Committee on Finance meeting, we learned that members of the Mayor’s Administration had unilaterally renegotiated the contract for the City’s school zone speed cameras with the vendor, Conduent Inc.  This action bypassed city purchasing laws and circumvented the public process.

As required by the City Charter, the contract should have gone to the Board of Contract and Supply and then before the City Council for public review and ratification.

Therefore, we have requested that the City’s Internal Auditor review the contract and process by which it navigated the system. We have also asked the City Solicitor to review this process as well, and ask that the Administration immediately send the contract to the Board of Contract and Supply and the City Council for a full review and rigorous vetting.

John J. Igliozzi, Majority Leader and Chairman, Committee on Finance

Jo-Ann Ryan, Majority Whip, and Member, Committee on Finance                                                     

 

In the face of this heartbreaking tragedy we need to do what we can to support our community. We must strengthen our resolve to take on the underlying issues that lead to these tragic events. No child should ever have to worry about their safety at school, and tragically that is exactly what students across Providence are worried about right now. I send my deepest sympathies to William’s friends and family.

-- Seth Yurdin, Councilman, Ward One

 

 

 
Ward Six Councilman Michael Correia has announced his plans for neighborhood improvements using his Neighborhood Infrastructure Funding (NIF).  Through the NIF program, every Councilor is awarded $100,000.00 in the City’s budget to spend on brick and mortar projects in their respective neighborhoods.  
 

“I meet with constituents every day at coffee shops, on the street, or just walking through the neighborhood who have great ideas for improvements for our neighborhood,” stated Councilman Michael Correia.  “I take those ideas and concerns and try and find solutions.  Sometimes, the solution can be found in a current city program or by working with a specific city department. Sometimes, the only solution is to find funding for these community improvements, and the NIF Funding allows us Councilors to make real-time improvements in our neighborhoods. I believe my plan for neighborhood improvements will enhance the quality of life for all who live here and do business here.”

Councilman Correia’s planned improvements will include:

• Pedestrian Blinking Light at Academy Avenue near the Blessed Sacrament Church.
• New Trash and Recycling Barrels to be placed in the Academy Ave. Business District. 
•Sidewalk repairs in the Academy Avenue Business District.
• Neighborhood tree planting – which will include 40 trees throughout Ward Six.
• Atwells Avenue & Manton Avenue plaza improvements which will include a welcome sign, bench, and trash and recycling barrels.
• Academy Avenue & Chalkstone Avenue “Welcome to the Neighborhood” sign.
• Manton Heights Security Camera upgrades.