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.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa, Commissioner of Providence Public Safety Steven M. Paré, Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh Clements, and the Nonviolence Institute Executive Director Cedric Huntley to announce a gun buyback program happening on Saturday, October 17 at locations in both cities.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined 24 other mayors from across the country to announce Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), a coalition of mayors who will explore cash payment programs in their cities and advocate for guaranteed income programs.
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