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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.

Providence City Council Held Emergency Meeting on Proposed Mass Termination Law

At tonight’s emergency meeting of the Providence City Council, councilors reviewed a proposed ordinance laying out new procedures and accountability...

Statement from City Council President John Igliozzi on the Potential Mass Firing of Police Officers

“At the close of city business today, we learned that there was no mass firing of Providence Police officers. We’re pleased the city administration...

Providence City Council to Hold Emergency Meeting to Prevent Mass Firing of Police Officers and City Employees Over Vaccine Mandate

Providence, RI – City Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7) announced an emergency meeting of the Providence City Council for Friday, January 14,...

Councilman John Goncalves Requests the Governor and I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Consider Neighborhood Concerns for City Parcels

Today, I’m respectfully asking Governor McKee, Chairman Robert Davis, and the members of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission to consider...

City Council Holds First 2022 Meeting

City Council Holds First 2022 Meeting • Council President John Igliozzi issues unprecedented address and calls for an independent audit to oversee...

Providence City Councilors Send Open Letter to Governor McKee Regarding COVID-19 Response

Councilwoman Nirva R. LaFortune (Ward 3), Council President Pro Tempore Pedro Espinal (Ward 10), Majority Leader James Taylor (Ward 8), Senior...

City Council reacts to Providence’s 23rd homicide of the year on Huxley Avenue

The City Council promised to give Providence Police the tools they need to help solve the city’s 23rd homicide of 2021, following a deadly shooting...

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...

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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