Ward 6

Councilman Michael Correia

Councilman Michael Correia has been a member of City Council since 2011. In January of 2019 he was elected by a majority of his peers to serve as the Council’s President Pro Tempore. He represents Ward 6, which includes the neighborhoods of Manton and Mount Pleasant. Councilman Correia Chairman of the Committee on Public Works; Vice Chairman of the Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal, and Planning; and is a member of the Committee on Claims and Pending Suits.

 

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Ward 6: Manton & Mount Pleasant

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Statement from City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia Regarding the Demolition of the Property located at 60 Ernest Street

Today the Board of Contract and Supply approved a contract to demolish the property located at 60 Ernest Street.

The building was home to the City’s old VIN Station and housed several other departments within the Department of Public Works. After several complaints from employees, and after seeing the state of the building for myself, I along with the Chairman of the Council’s Special Committee on Public Safety, Councilman James E. Taylor, called for the City to remove all employees from that building and to relocate the VIN station to the Public Safety Complex. We also called for the building to be demolished, and that the City invest in a new building for the Department of Public Works. Demolition will begin once all necessary permits are in place in the next several weeks.

Although a new building is a ways off – I am proud of the work my colleagues and I did to ensure the safety for some of our City’s employees who worked out of this building which had asbestos and a serious rodent issue, all employees were relocated to safer and cleaner working conditions.

Michael Correia, President Pro Tempore
Providence City Council
Councilman – Ward 6

Statement from City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia Regarding Reports of a Recent Shooting in the Silver Lake Neighborhood

Today, I read on social media that on Thursday, January 2, a school bus carrying approximately 50 students were bystanders to an incident involving two vehicles that allegedly traded between 1 and 5 gunshots. Thankfully these young students were unharmed, and the driver instructed them to get down. However, it has been reported on social media that once it was dispatched to the First Student Dispatch Center it was allegedly not reported to the Providence Police Department. It is my sincere hope that the Providence School Department is offering counseling services to the young children onboard the bus at the time of the incident, and that First Student is taking responsibility for allegedly failing to notify the police immediately.
As a Councilman, my first priority is to the residents of Providence, and as the Vice-Chair of the Council’s Committee on Public Safety, I take these incidents very seriously and will be calling for an investigation into this matter.
A member of the Providence Police Department has confirmed this incident, but that there was no evidence of gunshots, and they only have witness statements. If you know anything about this incident I urge you to call the Providence Police Department at 401-272-1111.
Michael Correia, President Pro Tempore
Providence City Council
Councilman – Ward 6

Statement from City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia Regarding the Arrest of a Neighborhood Vandal

The Providence Police Department has announced that they have arrested a serial vandal who has defaced multiple pieces of public property in the Manton and Atwells Avenue areas. I would like to extend my thanks and congratulations to Detective Mitchell Guerra for a job well done, and for his outstanding work in making this arrest. Vandalism will not be tolerated in Ward Six, or anywhere in Providence. I am a fan of “Street Art” when it has been commissioned or the artist has received permission to create art on a specific site. But, there is a difference between that work and vandalism, and we must remember that.

 

Michael Correia, President Pro Tempore
Providence City Council
Councilman – Ward 6

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