The Providence City Council tonight established a working group to further review the Community Safety Act, discuss a limited scope of concerns, and identify potential solutions for implementation of the ordinance prior to the Council’s second vote on June 1st. The working group will be comprised of community members, public safety officials, City Councilors, and representatives from the city’s administration and legal team.
“We’ve dedicated a great deal of time gathering input on the CSA, however, some stakeholders felt their concerns about the ordinance and its implementation hadn’t been fully heard,” said City Council President Luis Aponte. “The CSA Working Group gives us an opportunity to take a deeper dive into any specific and legitimate concerns before the Council takes its landmark vote in June.”
The 11-member panel will be tasked with providing the City Council with a written review and formal recommendation by June 1, 2017.