Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced an executive order effective Wednesday, July 1 that aligns the City with the latest State guidelines on mitigating the spread of COVID-19 upon entering Phase III of statewide reopening plans.
Today's Supreme Court decision will ensure that the unsustainably generous pensions that were doled out in the past will continue to be an albatross over our city for decades to come. This decision will force the City to make very difficult decisions about how to pay for ballooning pension payments at the risk of short-changing critical needs like public education, social services and infrastructure investments.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris and leadership from Crossroads Rhode Island, Rhode Island Legal Services (RILS), and the Rhode Island Center for Justice (RICJ) to announce nearly $1 million in investments to fund expanded access to eviction defense and emergency housing assistance for Providence residents impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the City will be removing the Christopher Columbus statue from its current location in the Elmwood neighborhood until a final determination on the statue’s future can be advised by the Special Committee for Commemorative Works.
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