Providence City Council approves $540M FY22 budget, adds WaterFire funding

THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL on Tuesday approved a nearly $540 million spending plan for fiscal 2022 and a stimulus spending plan that includes requested funds for WaterFire Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
Providence - The City Council gave the initial blessing to a nearly $540 million budget on Tuesday, despite criticism by some over the plan's failure to address police reform. The spending plan for fiscal 2022 approved by an 8-6 vote shaves off $371,000 from the budget Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled in April, including cuts…

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