Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that beginning this week, city buildings will change the one day of closure for cleaning from Wednesdays to Fridays. City buildings will offer in-person city services Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, with the exception of the Department of Public Works providing counter service from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM on operational days. On operational days, each department will be staffed at half capacity to comply with social distancing guidelines.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Rhode Island Executive Director Jeanne Cola today joined Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Children’s Friend CEO and President David Caprio, Children’s Friend parent Ana Echavarria de Saquic, and community members in announcing the recipients of grants totaling nearly $600,000 to improve early learning childcare facilities. More than 1,100 childcare and early learning seats will be supported through this fund which is awarding grants to 15 programs within the city.
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced an engagement with PFM’s Center for Justice and Safety Finance, which will be conducting an independent budget analysis and operations review of the City’s Public Safety Department. The goal of the review and analysis is to provide a breakdown of possible savings and efficiencies in public safety operations to increase capacity for prevention-first investments and approaches in sectors like housing, education, health care, mental health and social services, and workforce training, among others.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Representative Anastasia Williams, 1696 Heritage Group Vice President Keith Stokes, Providence Cultural Equity Initiative CEO and Founder Raymond Two Hawks Watson, Artist, Designer, Performer, Multimedia Spectacle Generator Jess Brown, Community Relations Senior Advisor Shawndell Burney-Speaks, and community members to launch the Truth Telling phase of the City’s commitment to truth, reconciliation, and municipal reparations.
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