Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7), Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin, Deputy Majority Leader Rep. Scott A. Slater, and members of the City of Providence Finance Department to announce the City’s intent to submit special legislation authorizing the City of Providence to issue a 25-year, fixed-rate, low-interest $704 million Pension Obligation Bond (POB). The City would also choose to include a 10-year par call feature on at least a portion of the Bond, providing the City the option to refinance in the future after evaluating the cost.
"I support Senate Bill 0773 that calls for the full repeal of the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBOR)," said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. "LEOBOR places unnecessary hurdles on police chiefs’ ability to discipline their members and it limits what information can be made available to the public. I commend the efforts of Sen. Tiara Mack and Rep. Anastasia Williams to improve transparency and accountability in law enforcement agencies."
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today proposed a $539,937,743 municipal budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) for the City of Providence that builds on past investments to position Providence as a leading American city and prepares residents and businesses for a post-COVID world. The Mayor delivered an update to residents and businesses via Facebook to outline budget investments. Residents can read the speech and explore the budget online.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined City Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7), Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson, Sustainability Director Leah Bamberger, Audubon Society of Rhode Island Senior Director of Policy Meg Kerr, Partnership for Providence Parks Executive Director Helene Miller, and community members at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center to launch the Pesticide Free PVD campaign and celebrate Earth Day.
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