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There are 15 diverse wards in the city. Learn more about the wards and the 15 Council members who represent them.

City Council Resolution Endorses Plan to Address Unsheltered Homelessness Crisis, Calls On Governor & General Assembly To Act

Coordinated effort and funding needed to address affordable housing and homelessness crisis. At last evening’s Providence City Council meeting,...

Retired Providence Fire Chief George Farrell Honored by City Council for His Work as Chairman of the Rhode Island Honor Flights Club

 At tonight’s City Council meeting Finance Chairwoman Jo-Ann Ryan sponsored a resolution, passed by the full City Council, honoring Retired...

Providence City Council President Pro Tempore Pedro Espinal Calls for Restriction of Liquid Propane Gas Storage in Providence

At tonight’s City Council meeting, Council President Pro Tempore Pedro Espinal (Ward 10) was joined by his City Council colleagues to pass a...

Providence City Clerk Shawn Selleck Resigns Prior to Public Hearing on Charges Against Him

Today, Shawn Selleck, the City Clerk, submitted his resignation, effective immediately. The City Council was prepared to hold a public hearing this...

Parker Gavigan Named Director of Communications for Providence City Council

City Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7) today announced the hiring of Parker Gavigan as Director of Communications in the Administration to...

Providence City Council Votes on Process for First-Ever Hearing to Remove an Appointed City Official; Witness and Document Lists Determined

Tonight, the City Council voted on several matters related to the upcoming Providence Home Rule Charter Section 403 public hearing to remove City...

Council Finance Committee Votes to Continue Police Department Community Relations Position Due to Unresolved Questions Regarding Hiring Process

The Council’s Committee on Finance voted unanimously tonight to continue the ongoing discussion regarding the process involved in hiring of the...

Finance Committee Approves New PERA Director for Full Vote by City Council

Chairwoman Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) and the members of the Committee on Finance voted unanimously tonight to approve the recommendation of Ferenc Karoly...

Solicitor’s Office Hires Prosecutor for Upcoming Section 403 Hearing to Remove City Clerk Shawn Selleck from Office

The Providence City Solicitor’s Office has hired Lauren V. Iannelli, Esq. to serve as prosecutor in the upcoming Providence Home Rule Charter...

Call for Green and Complete Streets Advisory Council Applicants

Providence City Councilor David Salvatore and the Providence City Council are seeking applicants for the new Green and Complete Streets Advisory...

Small Business COVID Recovery Grant Program

The Providence City Council and Mayor Jorge Elorza have teamed up to award $2,500 grants to Providence small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more or apply, visit pvdrescueplan.com or call 311

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