City Council Approves Final Ward Boundary Map

Apr 14, 2022 | 0 comments

April 14, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:
Parker Gavigan, Director of Communications
pgavigan@providenceri.gov

City Council Approves Final Ward Boundary Map
Redistricting has concluded

Providence, RI – At tonight’s special City Council meeting, councilors, by a vote of 12 to 2, approved a final map of the city’s 15 wards, which will now be sent to the Board of Canvassers for the 2022 election cycle. The vote concludes a lengthy three-and half-month redistricting process in the city that included five (5) public meetings in different neighborhoods, significant written testimony, and a public meeting in the council chamber.

“This was a community-driven effort. Thank you to my council colleagues, staff, and the Ward Boundaries Committee for your tireless work on this once-in-a-decade responsibility,” said Council President John Igliozzi.

Every 10 years, Providence’s 15 wards are redistricted using criteria outlined in the Home Rule Charter and based on the latest U.S. Census data, which showed the city’s population grew by 12,892 people to 190,934. A five-member committee of Providence residents, appointed by the City Council and chaired by resident Jessica Cigna, began meeting in early January to hear directly from city residents. The committee produced a detailed report and referred those recommendations to the council for final approval. The committee and council were guided by Election Data Services, Inc., a hired consultant for redistricting purposes.

A copy of the Council’s report and map can be found here https://council.providenceri.gov/ward-boundaries/.

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