Councilwoman Ryan’s Statements and Press Releases


Majority Leader Ryan Introduces Legislation to Create Community Engagement Around Street Enhancements, February 6, 2020


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

City Council Majority Leader Joined With Stop & Shop Staff In Support of the Plastic Bag Reduction Act, October 22, 2019

Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan Announces Update on Eaton Street Restriping, October 10, 2019

City Council Committee on Finance Discusses Asset Transfers as a Tool to Address Unfunded Pension Fund, October 1, 2019

Majority Leader Ryan Announces Eaton Street to be Returned to its Original Traffic Pattern, September 26, 2019

City Council Requests Audit of the 2017 $45M Bond for Public Works Programs, September 19, 2019

City Council Calls for a Review of the Board of Licenses and Creates a Nightlife Working Group, September 5, 2019

City Council Votes to Create Community Choice Electricity Aggregation, September 5, 2019

Statement from Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan Regarding Suspension of JUMP Bikes Program, August 22, 2019

Majority Leader Ryan Hosted Community Clean-Up on Pleasant Valley Parkway, August 19, 2019

Statement from City Council President and the Council Leadership Team, July 18, 2019

Statement from Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan on JUMP Bikes and E-Scooters, July 18, 2019

FY 2020 Budget Passes and is Signed by Mayor Elorza, July 9, 2019

2020 Has First Passage, July 3, 2019

Committee on Finance Sends Budget to Full Council for Vote, June 29, 2019

City Council to Move Forward with Single Tax Rate and Single Homestead Exemption, June 25, 2019

Senate Committee Passes Enabling Legislation, June 21, 2019

Council’s Committee on Finance Looks to Cut Mayor’s Proposed Budget, June 18, 2019

City Council Approves Text Changes to Zoning Ordinance, May 23, 2019

Statement from Chairwoman Jo-Ann Ryan, May 16, 2019

Majority Leader Ryan Announces Pleasant Valley Stream Stormwater Management Project, May 14, 2019

Leader Ryan’s Plast Bag Reduction Act Passes Full Council, April 23, 2019

Majority Leader Ryan’s Retail Plastic Bag Reduction Act Has First Passage, April 4, 2019

Providence City Council Elects Shawn Selleck as City Clerk, February 21, 2019

Providence City Council Committee on Finance Tonight Voted to Approve a $30M Bond for School and Neighborhood Projects, January 30, 2019

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan Has Been Named Majority Leader of the Providence City Council, January 7, 2019

New Leadership Team of Providence City Council Calls for Cancellation of January 2, 2019 Meeting, January 2, 2019


Providence City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto of Hope Point Tower Zoning Variance, December 13, 2018

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan: Providence Needs to Move Forward, December 4, 2018

Providence City Council Tonight Approves Four New Tax Stabilization Agreements, November 1, 2018

Statement From City Council Majority Whip Jo-Ann Ryan, October 16, 2018

Statement from City Councilors Igliozzi and Ryan Requesting the City Solicitor to Review the Process of Changes Made to the Speed Camera Contract and Why the Process Circumvented the Board of Contract and Supply, September 25, 2018

Statement from Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan on Governor Raimondo’s Executive Order to Reduce Reliance on Single-Use Plastics, July 16, 2018

Councilwoman Ryan Reintroduces Ordinance to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Bags at Tonight’s City Council Meeting, June 21, 2018

Statement from Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan in Support of the Plastic Waste Reduction Act in the RI General Assembly, April 19, 2018

Councilwoman Ryan’s Ordinance to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Bags Passes Final Vote, March 15, 2018

Court Upholds Councilwoman Ryan’s Ordinance to Limit Student Housing in Residential Neighborhoods, February 14, 2018

Councilwoman Ryan Introduces Ordinance to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Bags, February 14, 2018

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan Dedicated Ward Five Recreation Center, January 20, 2018

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan to Host Dedication Ceremony for the Armand E. Batastini Jr. Recreation Center, January 17, 2017


Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan to Hold Community Meeting Tomorrow Regarding Off-Campus Housing, November 27, 2017

Providence Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan Issues Statement Regarding the Board of Licenses, November 1, 2017

Providence ATV Task Force Operational, July 27, 2017

Providence City Council Finance Committee Approves 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan, July 13, 2017

Ryan to Introduce Keg Accountability Ordinance, June 15, 2017

Council to Consider $45M Bond Issuance, June 1, 2017

CSA Working Group Reaches Consensus, Submits Recommendations to City Council, May 30, 2017

City Council Bolsters ATV & Dirt Bike Enforcement Law, May 5, 2017

Tomorrow: Arbor Day Tree Planting & Awards Ceremony, April 27, 2017

Council Panel Approves Tougher Penalties for ATV & Dirt Bike Violations, April 24, 2017

Ryan Unveils New Athletic Complex at Mount Pleasant High School, Baseball Team Hosts First Home Game in Years, April 13, 2017

Women’s Basketball Legend Joins Pleasant View Recreation Center Staff, April 6, 2017

Federal Hill Pizza Opens Second Location in Providence’s Old Castle Cinema as City’s First NRA Project, March 22, 2017

Joint Statement from Councilors Ryan, Hassett, and Salvatore Regarding Recent Crimes in Eaton Street Neighborhood, March 20, 2017

Council Approves Management Reforms to Board of Licenses, February 2, 2017



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