Mayor Brett P. Smiley today announced that Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street, Providence will be the site of the public forum where Providence community members can meet final candidates applying to become the 38th Chief of Police. The public forum will be held on February 8th, 2023 at 5:30PM.
Providence Mayor Brett Smiley and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as dangerously cold temperatures are forecasted for Thursday evening through Saturday evening.
Mayor Brett P. Smiley and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. today announced the search process for the next Chief of Police of the Providence Police Department. The Chief of Police will play a critical role in the Smiley Administration, as it focuses on increasing public safety, building strong community relations across the city and addressing quality-of-life crimes.
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City of Providence Formally Apologizes
On August 25, 2022, Mayor Elorza signed an Executive Order constituting a formal municipal apology for African enslavement, urban renewal policies and practices and acknowledgment of harms to African Heritage and Indigenous communities caused by racial discrimination.
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PVD Rescue Plan
Providence has received $166 million dollars from the U.S. Treasury to make a catalytic investments in our City’s future. Rescue Plan funds can be used to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts. Learn how you can apply for funding opportunities or engage in the City's Rescue Plan here.
Read The Providence Reparations Commission Report
On August 22, 2022, the City received a detailed report from the Providence Municipal Reparations Commission outlining the Commission’s findings, including a series of recommendations to advance reparations, defined by the Commission as “closing the present-day racial wealth and equity gap.” The report follows two years of engagement driven by Mayor Elorza’s community-driven Executive Order committing the City to a process of Truth, Reconciliation, and municipal Reparations for Black, Indigenous People, and other People of Color. Read the report here.