Can a self-described ‘pro[business]-growth progressive’ mayor boost investment in Providence?

TAKING THE LEAD: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says he’s proud that the Providence Police Department was the first in the state to adopt body cameras for its police officers. He said the program has been well-received, adding it helps to calm people down because they know they are being recorded, while also allowing “the entire picture” of an incident to get out.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
TAKING THE LEAD: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says he’s proud that the Providence Police Department was the first in the state to adopt body cameras for its police officers. He said the program has been well-received, adding it helps to calm people down because they know they are being recorded, while also allowing “the entire picture” of an incident to get out.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
The son of Guatemalan immigrants who settled in the West End of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story: The first in his family to attend college. A Wall Street auditor. A Harvard Law School graduate. Back to Providence, as a law professor and housing court judge. Then into politics, elected mayor in…

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  1. Nice words, but the proof will always be seen in concrete actions Elorza takes to improve the city. So far he has shown not very much and avoids making the tough decisions without checking the way the wind is blowing! His attitude toward the proposed Paw Sox stadium, his non support of housing initiatives like the Fane tower, his lack of broad ideas and any vision or boldness speaks volumes about Elorza. it hard not to get away from the notion that it’s Amateur Hour in the Providence City Hall.