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Meet Your Council

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

Councilman John Goncalves Requests I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Include Residents and Business Owners for Decisions on Future Construction Projects

Today, ahead of their next meeting to hear the mixed-use residential and commercial development proposals for Parcels 8 and 8A, I am respectfully...

Council Approves $568 million City Budget, Laborers’ Local 1033 Contract, and Supports 30 Year Tax Agreement for Superman Building

June 16, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov Council Approves $568 million City Budget,...

$568 million FY 2023 City Budget Approved by Council

June 13, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov The budget passes for the 1st time...

$568 million FY 2023 City Budget Approved by Providence Finance Committee

June 8, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov Budget lowers residential property tax...

Statement from Council President John Igliozzi on voter approval of city issuing a $515 million pension obligation bond

"Thank you to all the Providence residents who took the time and voted in today's special election. Your voice counts. I believe the city should...

City Council Appoints 5 New Members to the Reparations Commission, Calls for Action on the Sale of Illegal Fireworks, And Approves $5.5 million in Neighborhood Funding

June 2, 2022 PRESS RELEASE   Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov Reparations Commission Providence, RI –...

Statement from Council President John Igliozzi after the RI House Passed Pension Obligation Bond Legislation

"I would like to thank Speaker Shekarchi and Representatives in the House who supported this legislation with their votes today. We are one step...

Vandalized Monument Rededicated to Providence WWI Soldier Killed in Action

May 27, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov     Vandalized Monument...

Statement from Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune Regarding Recent Gun Violence in Ward 3

“These past few weeks, there have been two shooting incidents, one at Billy Taylor Park, the latest this Saturday afternoon in the heart of our...

City Council Approves $124 million in Federal Stimulus Funds and Separately Passes $5.5 million in Neighborhood Grants

May 19, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov     City Council Approves $124...

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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