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At tomorrow’s City Council meeting, Ward One Councilman Seth Yurdin will introduce a resolution calling on the General Assembly and the Department of Public Works to 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 including Rhode Island to require manufacturers to pay for the collection and recycling of e-waste like computers and televisions.
Councilman Miguel Luna – Ward 9 announced two upcoming informational meetings to review the findings and recommendations of a major traffic study recently completed for the Washington Park and Elmwood sections of Ward 9.
New Head Start Program Slated for Ralph Street
City Councilman John J. Igliozzi (Ward 7) announced that the City Council unanimously approved a 20-year lease with Children’s Friend & Service, which will run the city’s Head Start program at the site of the old Ralph Street School at 77 Ralph Street, located in Ward 7.
A resolution sponsored by City Councilman John J. Igliozzi (Ward 7), which places a moratorium on all school closings, was unanimously approved Thursday night by the Council. All Council members signed-on as co-sponsors.