City Council gives final approval to $10M reparations budget

THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL gave the second and final approval on Wednesday to a $10 million spending plan for racial reparations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
PROVIDENCE – A two-yearslong effort to bring racial reparations to Providence achieved a milestone Wednesday, with the City Council approving a $10 million budget aimed at closing the racial wealth gap. The council’s 10-1 vote was the second of two votes needed to finalize the line-item budget first unveiled by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza in…

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