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Providence announces new, emissions-focused ordinance proposals

PROVIDENCE – The city is moving forward with several proposals aimed at furthering its commitment to lower emissions and increase climate resiliency.  Providence Mayor Jorge...

Providence reports $4.7M FY20 surplus

PROVIDENCE – Despite the financial challenges brought on by COVID-19, the city ended fiscal 2020 $4.7 million in the black, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza...

Providence authorizes $20M bond to address affordable housing shortage

PROVIDENCE – Faced with an estimated nearly 8,000-unit shortage of affordable housing by 2030, the city of Providence will sell $20 million in bonds...

Providence City Council authorizes bond refunding, designates savings to cover pension...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Dec. 9 voted to refund the city’s bond portfolio, allowing the city to recoup a $1.3 million savings...

Five Questions With: John J. Igliozzi

John J. Igliozzi is the Ward 7 councilman and majority whip for the Providence City Council, and also serves as chairman of the council...

Providence Council Finance Committee considers leaving 72 positions unfilled

PROVIDENCE – Amid continued financial strains posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council Finance Committee is considering leaving currently open positions unfilled in...

Providence Council requests periodic workshops for public on zoning practices

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has approved a resolution that asks the city’s Department of Planning to hold periodic workshops that explain zoning practices...

Providence City Council joins opposition to RIDOT bus hub plan

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has joined a growing number of opponents concerned over plans to divide up the R.I. Public Transit Authority bus...

Providence City Council considers suspending FY 2021 tax sale

PROVIDENCE – Members of the City Council are calling for the city to suspend its fiscal 2021 property tax sale amid the continued financial...

Providence City Council calls for new standards on tax breaks to...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council is reviving efforts to create a more-streamlined and objective process for when and how it gives tax breaks to...

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