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Please be advised that the City Council has begun meeting again in person for all City Council meetings — however, we are still operating at reduced capacity in the Council Chambers and are required to strictly enforce the room’s capacity requirements set by the Department of Public Property. As such we encourage the public to attend remotely by clicking the below link:

Meet Your Council

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

Statement from Providence City Council President John Igliozzi

“Today, the mayor has indicated he will veto the Council’s approved resolution, which would place 10 ballot questions in front of Providence voters...

Special City Council Meeting August 3rd

August 3, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov Special City Council Meeting August 3rd...

Hybrid School Board to go Before Voters

Providence, RI- After a special meeting tonight, the City Council voted to send proposed changes to the Providence School Board to voters this...

City Council Approves Ballot Questions for November Election

Providence, RI –After a special meeting tonight, the City Council approved 10 ballot questions regarding amendments to the City Charter (the city’s...

Councilors Propose a Law to Ban Smoking Marijuana in Public Parks, Establish an African American War Memorial Commission, and Call for a Review of License Plate Reader Cameras

July 21, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov Councilors Propose a Law to Ban Smoking...

City Council to Receive Proposed Charter Changes During Special Thursday Meeting

July 14, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov City Council to Receive Proposed Charter...

Charter Review Commission Recommends a Hybrid Elected/Appointed School Board to the City Council

July 11, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov     Charter Review Commission...

City Council Authorizes Pension Obligation Bond to Move Forward & Welcomes Governor Dan McKee to the Chamber

  July 7, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov City Council Authorizes Pension...

City Commission to Review Proposal for an Elected School Board

June 28, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov Providence’s Charter Review Commission is...

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...

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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