Topic: Providence City Council

Mayor, city council support ending housing discrimination

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Mayor, city council support ending housing discrimination

April 10, 2019 1 comment

Landlords will be banned from discriminating against potential low-income tenants who intend to pay rent using federally-funded housing vouchers, if an ordinance introduced to the Providence City Council March 21 passes.

City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

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City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

April 3, 2019 0 comments

City leaders are on the verge of banning single-use plastic bags in Providence, following the lead of ten other Rhode Island municipalities that have done the same.

Though City Council originally approved height changes for the tower in a nine-to-five vote Friday, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed the measure.

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Mayor vetoes proposed zoning change for tower

December 2, 2018 1 comment

After several public hearings and a litany of high-profile City Council committee votes, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed a height ordinance change for the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower Friday afternoon.

Student luxury housing developers to save $19 million over 20 years

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Student luxury housing developers to save $19 million over 20 years

October 12, 2018 0 comments

On Oct. 4, the Providence City Council approved the use of a tax stabilization agreement for the construction of a new “mixed-use” apartment complex, Edge College Hill II.

Holt:  Securing the future of Providence — for all of us

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Holt: Securing the future of Providence — for all of us

September 11, 2018 0 comments

My name is Ryan Holt. I live on Halsey Street (right near campus) with my wife, Lilia, our rescue dog Stella and our two rescue cats Silvio and Cleo.

City Council hopefuls talk housing, city finances

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City Council hopefuls talk housing, city finances

September 9, 2018 0 comments

In the first week back at Brown, students on and off campus may have noticed a range of City Council electoral signs adorning peoples’ gardens. YURDIN and GAINES signs, for instance, can be seen from the corner of India Street all the way up to Fones Alley.

Tuesday evening, the Providence Committee on Finance discussed the city’s budget predictions and the school budget deficit.

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Committee of Finance reviews budget projections

January 31, 2018 0 comments

The Providence Committee on Finance convened Tuesday evening in City Hall to discuss the city’s projected budget for the next five years. At the meeting, committee members expressed concerns about the management of the school system’s finances.

City Council hopes to increase recycling efforts

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City Council hopes to increase recycling efforts

November 2, 2017 0 comments

The city passed resolutions to increase efforts to educate the city on recycling and to assign a crossing guard at Bradley School Providence on Broadway.

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City takes action to enforce removing of notices on poles

October 19, 2017 0 comments

The city passed resolutions on gun measures, removing notices posted on poles and training recreation employees on sexual assault and child abuse.

City Council approves bike lane study, removal of Confederate flags

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City Council approves bike lane study, removal of Confederate flags

September 8, 2017 1 comment

The city passed resolutions calling for a study of bike lanes as well as the removal of Confederate flags and monuments from public property.