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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.

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On Thursday, June 17, the Providence City Council passed a resolution supporting efforts to institute Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) measures at the state level and calling on the Department of Public Works to establish EPR policies within the City of Providence. EPR is designed to ensure that those who make products that are hazardous to the environment or are costly to properly dispose of bear the costs of recycling or disposing of those products.

Council Leader calls any increase unfair to struggling residents 

While the General Assembly has given cities and towns the authority to generate more tax revenue from automobiles, City Council Majority Leader Terrence M. Hassett, D-Ward 12, will propose “no change” in the manner the city derives taxes from automobiles, the City Council office announced.

Tomorrow night, the Committee on Public Works will begin discussion of a resolution sponsored by Ward One Councilman Seth Yurdin calling on the General Assembly and the Department of Public Works enact measures ensuring that those who produce products bear the costs of recycling and responsible disposal of those products. This type of policy, known as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), has been instituted in 21 states, requires manufacturers to pay for the collection and recycling of various hazardous products.

 

 
 

 

This Saturday, June 12th, Ward One Councilman Seth Yurdin will host a playground build at George Araujo Children's Park, at the corner of Preston and Ives Streets. Along with Councilman Yurdin, neighbors and volunteers will be joined by Parks Department staff as they help build a new play structure and a swing set.
 
Yurdin stressed the importance of this neighborhood-wide effort. “This project is about a lot more than just adding some swings and slides,” said Yurdin. “It's about bringing together the whole community around a common goal: making this city a better place for the next generation.”
 
The councilman also touched on some of the recent research that has shown the benefits of neighborhood playgrounds. “Children who live within walking distance of parks and playgrounds have been found to be far less likely to suffer from obesity, they have fewer behavioral problems, and they perform better in school,” said Yurdin. 

The event is open to the public and more volunteers are still needed. If you would like to participate, please contact Sheba at (401) 421-5616. The build will begin at 8:30 a.m.

This Saturday, June 12th, Ward One Councilman Seth Yurdin will host a playground build at George Araujo Children's Park, at the corner of Preston and Ives Streets. Along with Councilman Yurdin, neighbors and volunteers will be joined by Parks Department staff as they help build a new play structure and a swing set.