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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.

Public Hearings Announced to Set City Boundaries for 5 Elected School Board Regions

In 2022, Providence voters approved a ballot question to create a partially elected, partially appointed school board. What voters approved Hybrid...

Providence Leaders Commit to Ending All Traffic Fatalities and Serious Injuries by Signing Vision Zero

Providence, RI – On Wednesday morning, off a busy North Main Street and next to a broken steel fence damaged by a late-night hit and run, city...

Council Sets City on Path to End All Traffic Fatalities and Serious Injuries by 2030

Providence, RI – City Councilors unanimously approved a resolution with the goal of ending all traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030....

Council Approves Opening of Nation’s First State-Regulated Overdose Prevention Center

Providence, RI – City councilors are moved by the tragic loss of life due to accidental drug overdoses in Rhode Island. A resolution authorizing...

New Chief of Staff Named for Providence City Council

Providence, RI – City Council President Rachel Miller (Ward 13) announced the hiring of June Rose as Chief of Staff for the Providence City Council....

Councilors Support Affordable Housing and Funding for Critical Transportation Services

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Providence, RI - Housing access and affordability are priorities for the Providence City Council. As part of this...

Providence City Councilor Justin Roias Secures Significant ARPA Funds for Failing DaVinci Center Roof

Providence, RI - Providence City Councilor Justin Roias announces the successful allocation of $155,975 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to...

Special City Commission for Taxation and Revenue Makes Recommended Changes to Lessen the Burden on Taxpayers

Providence, RI – City Councilors received the final report and recommendations from the Special Commission for Taxation and Revenue. The nine-member...

Municipal Court Judge Honored with Thurgood Marshall Award

Providence, RI – Providence Municipal Court Associate Judge, the Honorable Vanessa Crum, is set to receive the prestigious 2023 Thurgood Marshall...

Council Approves $51 Million in Capital Improvement Funding for Parks, Sidewalks, Road Paving, and Sewer Maintenance

Providence, RI – Tonight, City Councilors approved Providence’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) budget for FY 2024 and beyond, which will allocate...

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 or call 311

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