Public Hearing on the FY 2021 Budget Scheduled for June 22, 2020 at 5 PM

The City Council Committee of Finance will be holding a Public Hearing on the City’s proposed 2021 FY Budget on June 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm in City Hall (located at 25 Dorrance Street).

In order to protect participants and listeners from hate speech, those interested in offering public comment must do so in person. Any individual who would like to provide public comment MUST register to do so on the City Clerk’s Website by 3:00 pm on June 22, 2020 or by calling the Clerk’s office at 401-680-5248.

Anyone who would like to submit written testimony can do so by sending their written testimony to the City Clerk via email: sselleck@providenceri.gov

Anyone who would simply like to view the public hearing can do so by visiting the City Council’s YouTube Channel. Please note that you may need to refresh the setting several times until the meeting begins streaming.

Senior Deputy Majority Leader Wishes Providence Residents Graduating from College Congratulations

Senior Deputy Majority Leader Wishes Providence Residents Graduating from College Congratulations

When you started your college experience, I can’t imagine that you would have thought that it would have drawn to an end like this -classes ending abruptly, you finishing your final semester via Zoom, and having to say goodbye to the memories and friends you made over your college experience in just a few days. This is the reality that will bind each of you for years to come.

I realize that the pomp and circumstance that you have come to associate as the reward for working hard to earn your degree won’t happen this year, but that doesn’t make your accomplishments any less meaningful.

To all our residents who are graduating from college this month, I wish you well in your future endeavors. I would also remind you to look back on this time for what it was and realize that you were taught a very valuable life lesson – that sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, and we need to adjust to change quickly and adapt, and I know you did so very well!

Nicholas J. Narducci Jr., Senior Deputy Majority Leader
Providence City Council
Councilman – Ward 4

Open Eats in Our City of Neighborhoods

Providence Restaurants Open for Takeout or Delivery Thank You Eat Drink RI for This List

  1. Ahava Catering, Providence – 401-272-4835
  2. Andino’s, Providence – 401-453-3164 or delivery
  3. Angelo’s Civita Farnese, Providence – take out
  4. Anthony’s, Providence – 401-273-5900 or delivery
  5. Anthony’s Italian Deli, Providence – 401-621-8106
  6. Bagel Express, Providence – 401-455-1212
  7. Bajas Taqueria, Providence- take out
  8. Bajas Tex Mex Grill, Providence- take out
  9. Bites by Bre, Providence – delivery
  10. Cafeteria La Rueda, Providence – (401) 941-4438
  11. Carolina, Providence – 401-941-1333
  12. Cassarino’s Restaurant, Providence – 401-648-4900 or delivery
  13. Centro Restaurant, Providence – 401-228-6802
  14. Ceremony, Providence – take out
  15. Chef Ho’s, Providence – 401-831-0777 or delivery
  16. Chez Pascal, Providence – take out
  17. Costantino’s Venda Bar Ristorante, Providence – 401-528-1100 or delivery
  18. Deluxe NutritionProvidence – 401-338-8241 take out
  19. Dolores, Providence – take out
  20. Don José Tequilas, Providence – 401-454-8951 or delivery
  21. El Eden, Providence – 401-270-1446
  22. El Eden Express, Providence, (401) 490-0802
  23. El FogonProvidence – 401-383-8239
  24. El Mogote, Providence – (401) 490-0053
  25. El Provocon Restaurant, Providence –  (401) 228-6322
  26. Enjoy Cafeteria, Providence – (401) 270-9660
  27. The Family Cake, Providence – take out
  28. Federal Hill Pizza, Providence – delivery
  29. Fire Works Catering, Providence – 401-831-9221
  30. Folklore Latino, Providence – (401) 524-1511
  31. Gasbarro’s Wines, Providence – 401- 421-4170
  32. Geoff’s Superlative Sandwiches, Providence – take out & delivery
  33. Great Northern BBQ Co., Providence – 401-421-1513 or delivery
  34. Gregg’s, Providence – take out or delivery
  35. Hudson Street Deli, Providence – 401-228-8555
  36. Hometown Poké, Providence – take out or delivery
  37. The Industrious Spirit Company, Providence – take out bottle of RI made vodka (see this Instagram post)
  38. Julian’s, Providence – 401-861-1770
  39. Kabob and Curry, Providence – take out & delivery
  40. La Broa Pizza, Providence – (401) 270-4884
  41. La Gran Parada, Providence – 401-941-4610
  42. La SonrisaProvidence – 401-228-3470
  43. Lekker Seiromushi, Providence – 401-285-9999 or delivery
  44. Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails, Providence – delivery (DELIVERY COCKTAILS!)
  45. Los Andes, Providence – 401-649-4911 or delivery
  46. Lotus Garden Noodle & Sushi House, Providence – 401-383-4774 or delivery
  47. Mi Casa Restaurant, Providence – (401) 270-0798
  48. Minerva’s Pizza, Providence – take out & delivery
  49. Murphy’s, Providence – 401-621-8467 or 401-421-1188 or delivery
  50. Napolitano’s Brooklyn Pizza, Providence – take out or delivery 1 or delivery 2
  51. New China RestaurantProvidence – (401) 437-8220
  52. Newport Creamery, Providence – take out
  53. Nicks on Broadway, Providence – 401-421-0286
  54. Nicks on Westminster, Providence – take out
  55. The Nitro Bar, Providence – take out & delivery
  56. Noodles 102, Providence – 401-383-5004
  57. Ocean State Sandwich Company, Providence – take out or delivery
  58. Olneyville NY System, Providence – take out or delivery
  59. Opa, Providence – 401-351-8282 or delivery
  60. Pasta Beach, Providence – 401-270-0740
  61. Pito Restaurant, Providence –  (401) 941-4320
  62. Pito’s Restaurant II, Providence – (401) 351-7988
  63. Pizza J, Providence – take out

  64. Pizza Pie-er, Providence – take out
  65. Plant City, Providence you can order from their apps Apple & Androidtake out & delivery

  66. Providence Pizza Palace, Providence – (401) 415-8967
  67. Providence Bagel, Providence – take out
  68. Providence Coal Fired Pizza, Providence – take out or delivery
  69. Rebelle Artisan Bagels, Providence – take out
  70. Roma, Providence – 401-331-5000
  71. Rosmarin, Providence – 401-500-5189
  72. Rue Bis, Providence – 401-490-9966
  73. Salted Slate, Providence – take out
  74. Serendipity Gourmet, Providence – 401-270-2233 or delivery
  75. Schasteâ, Providence – take out
  76. Sicilia’s, Providence – 401-273-9222 or delivery
  77. Shake Shack, Providence – 401-214-1823
  78. The Shop, Providence – 401-684-1140

  79. Sin, Providence – 401-369-8427

  80. Spike’s Junkyard Dogs, Providence – take out or delivery
  81. Subway Waterman St., Providence – 401-490-8178
  82. Sydney, Providence – 401-648-4994 ex. 1
  83. Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille, Providence – take out & delivery
  84. Trinity Brewhouse, Providence – take out
  85. Tommy’s Pizza, Providence – 401-351-4141 or 401-621-3509

  86. Tori Tomo, Providence – 401-409-2077

  87. Trattoria Zooma, Providence – 401-383-2002 or delivery
  88. Troop, Providence – take out or delivery

  89. Wes’s Rib House, Providence – 401-421-9090
  90. Umelt, Providence – take out or delivery
  91. Viva Mexico Cantina & Grill, Providence – 401-369-7974
  92. Wise Guys Deli & Pizza, Providence – 401-621-8111 or delivery
  93. Wok & Pot, Providence – take out & delivery
  94. Y Noodle & Bar, Providence – 401-661-9666
  95. Yang Restaurant, Providence – (401) 780-0777
  96. Yoleni’s, Providence – take out & delivery
City Council Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan Statement Regarding E-Scooters in Providence

City Council Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan Statement Regarding E-Scooters in Providence

Statement from City Council Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan:

Providence, RI (October 31, 2019)… Earlier this week, electric rental scooters reappeared overnight on our streets. This past summer e-transportation devices made headlines for all of the wrong reasons: they were left littered on public and private property, they were hacked and used for criminal activity, and in some cases reckless operation led to collisions with pedestrians and drivers creating serious public safety concerns.

In July, I sponsored, and the Council passed, a resolution asking that the administration provide the Council an Audit of e-bike and e-scooter pilot programs in the City to ensure that informed decisions could guide our agreements moving forward. The resolution asked that the report be provided 30 days after passage and as of today, we still have not been provided with this report. The City Council, or members of our Council staff, were not briefed prior to the arrival of e-scooters on Sunday.

I am troubled that after our bad experience with e-devices this past Summer that a roll-out happened without warning and without going through a full review requested by the Council.

I support alternate modes of transportation. These companies provide our residents an environmentally-friendlier transportation option, something I believe is important. However, we should not move forward without taking the time to review and vet our programs publicly and ensure that implementation is executed in a way that supports public safety, holds businesses accountable, and makes sense for our city.

For more information, visit us on the web at council.providenceri.gov.

Councilman Salvatore Updates Residents on Trash Fine Audit

Councilman Salvatore Updates Residents on Trash Fine Audit

Hundreds of homeowners overcharged

 

PROVIDENCE, RI — Following an investigation by a local media outlet early this month, Councilman David A. Salvatore has uncovered discrepancies related to fines issued to homeowners for trash violations.

Media outlet NBC10 alerted Salvatore to a $50 fine being assessed to homeowners leaving trash bins curbside after midnight of their assigned trash day.

“During my conversation with the reporter, I recalled an amendment that was approved by the City Council which reduced first time trash violation fines,” said Councilman Salvatore. “After some research of Providence’s Code of Ordinances, it was confirmed that the City Council had amended the Code to set a more equitable fine structure in 2011.”

Those amended fines were set at $25 for a first offense and $50 for a second offense, with all subsequent fines to be levied at $100 and not to exceed $1,500 per calendar year. Despite the 2011 ordinance change, Salvatore’s research concludes that residents have been receiving first-time violation citations at the $50 fine level – with no $25 fine listed on the citations.

Councilman Salvatore immediately asked for a comprehensive audit of trash fines, and the city put all fines on hold while working to determine whether any improper fines had been assessed. The city’s Internal Auditor is still reviewing more than 1,000 citations related to early storage and/or late removal of trash containers. From the information analyzed thus far, it is estimated that 60 percent of the citations reflect an overcharge.

“Many of our constituents are working two or even three jobs just to put food on their table. Any overcharge is unacceptable, but especially when so many of our residents are already struggling to get by,” said Salvatore. “While I believe that this was an honest mistake, this is an example of extreme carelessness and lack of clear policy and protocol. In addition to ensuring that technology reflects correct information, we need to ensure that our inspectors are trained properly on changes to municipal ordinances they are tasked with enforcing.”

Salvatore noted that the audit of trash fines is still underway; however, as with any thorough review, this audit is a long and cumbersome process that involves culling through physical tickets and other related documentation. He pledged to provide full details of the audit when it is completed and to ensure that any overcharged homeowners receive restitution.

“As elected officials, we have a duty to keep our streets clean and safe. However, we also have a duty to protect our residents, and we owe it to them to follow the rules that we ourselves have set forth,” said Salvatore.

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