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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.

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...

City Council Votes on $124 million in Federal Stimulus Funds

May 11, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov Investments in housing, infrastructure,...

$5.485 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding passed out of committee

On Monday, the City Council’s Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal, and Planning (URRP) passed the $5.4 million community development block...

Statement from Council President John Igliozzi on the Proposed City Budget

Mayor Elorza has submitted a budget to the City Council, and now the budgetary process begins in earnest with the Council’s Finance Committee. I am...

City Council Finance Committee Approves $124 million in Federal Stimulus Funds for Major Investments Throughout Providence

April 21, 2022   PRESS RELEASE Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov     City Council Finance...

Council Passes Law to Help Prevent Catalytic Converter Thefts and Addresses Street Sweeping Parking, Proposes Tax Exemption for Electric Vehicles Charging Stations & More

 April 21, 2022  PRESS RELEASE  Contact: Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications pgavigan@providenceri.gov       Council Passes...

Statement from Council President Pro Tempore Pedro Espinal on the denial of Sea 3 Providence LLC’s petition for expansion of propane facility

“Today’s decision from the RI Energy Facility Sitting Board is a victory for the people of Ward 10, and the community of South Providence. The...

Statement from Council President John Igliozzi on the prosecution of a man responsible for burning a Providence Police car

“I commend federal prosecutors and law enforcement for successfully bringing Nicholas Scaglione of Cranston to justice. Scaglione admitted to his...

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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