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Tuesday, July, 27, 2021

Mayor Elorza Signs Green and Complete Streets Ordinance

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilman David Salvatore (Ward 14), Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Providence Streets Coalition Organizer Liza Burkin and community members to sign the Green and Complete Streets Ordinance, making safe, clean, healthy, inclusive, and vibrant streets the default in road design rather than the exception. Providence leaders […]

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Thursday, July, 22, 2021

City of Providence Partners with The Providence Center, Family Service of Rhode Island, Community Members to Design Behavioral Health Crisis Response Program

Partnership will solicit feedback from Steering Committee composed of behavioral health supports, social services providers, public safety personnel and community members July 22, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), Tiffney Davidson-Parker President and COO of The Providence Center, Sarah Kelly-Palmer, Vice President of Family Service of […]

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Tuesday, July, 13, 2021

Mayor Elorza Launches Providence Guaranteed Income Pilot

City of Providence secures $1.1 million to provide regular cash payments to eligible residents July 13, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Providence City Councilman John Goncalves (Ward 1), Sen. Tiara Mack, Rep. Anastasia P. Williams, Amos House, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, ONE Neighborhood Builders, the Rhode Island Foundation, […]

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Tuesday, May, 25, 2021

City of Providence Launches Summer Programming at BankNewport City Center

May 25, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Today the City of Providence announced its annual summer programming at the BankNewport City Center with a full season of new and returning activities coming to the downtown facility, including the return of the Super Fun Activities Club and debut of Roller Rink Disco. The BankNewport City Center is located […]

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Friday, May, 21, 2021

Mayor Elorza, Council President Igliozzi, Members of Providence Delegation to the RI General Assembly Announce Introduction of Pension Obligation Bond Authorizing Legislation

City releases projected Pension Obligation Bond annual payment schedule May 21, 2021 POB Payment Schedule PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7) Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin, and House Deputy Majority Leader Rep. Scott A. Slater to announce the introduction of Senate Bill 0927 and House Bill […]

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Friday, May, 21, 2021

City of Providence Breaks Ground at Historic Paragon Mill

Iconic Olneyville Mill will be transformed into over 100 units of affordable and workforce housing May 21, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, City Council President John J. Igliozzi, Providence Department of Planning and Development Director Bonnie Nickerson, RI Housing Deputy Executive Director James Comer, and The […]

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Thursday, May, 13, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces City of Providence to Seek State Legislation Authorizing $704 Million Pension Obligation Bond

Historically favorable market conditions provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address unsustainable pension liabilities May 13, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – 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 […]

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Tuesday, April, 27, 2021

Mayor Elorza: FY22 Budget Positions Providence as a Leading American City

Proposed FY22 Budget builds on past investments, makes recommendations for American Rescue Plan funds and prepares residents and business owners for post-COVID world April 27, 2021 FY22 Budget Summary Resumen del presupuesto del año fiscal 22  Presupuesto de Providence PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today proposed a $539,937,743 municipal budget for the Fiscal […]

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Thursday, April, 22, 2021

City of Providence Celebrates Earth Day by Launching the Pesticide Free PVD Campaign to Eliminate Harmful Pesticides and Chemicals

City eliminates the use of pesticides and chemicals from Providence Parks and greenspaces and encourages community members to take the Pesticide Free PVD pledge April 22, 2021 Providence, RI – 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 […]

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Wednesday, April, 21, 2021

City of Providence Announces Historic Bond to Capitalize Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Providence Redevelopment Agency to Invest in Safe, Affordable and Equitable Housing Citywide April 21, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, City Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7), and Providence Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Bonnie Nickerson today announced that the City of Providence, through the Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA), has closed the first-ever bond […]

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