Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Providence's Capital Improvement Plan and Infrastructure Bond

If you want more information on the Capital Improvement Plan, please visit www.pvdcapitalimprovementplan.com. If you’d like more information on the contents of this fiscal year’s budget, those items – as always – can be found on www.openpvd.com.

Kayla Powell
Director of the Human Relations Commission
Neighborhood Projects Coordinator
Office of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza
Providence City Hall
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
kpowell@providenceri.gov
(401) 421-2489 | Ext: 5378
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Providence Commercial Tax Rate Creating Two Classes of Business

Monday, July 31, 2017
GoLocalProv Business Team and Kate Nagle

Downtown Providence
The new building projects coming to Providence are asking for millions of dollars in tax breaks — tax stabilization plans...

...Providence functionally can’t compete without major subsidies. Thus, the new projects are “the haves” — new, modern, and heavily subsidized. Then, there are the "have nots."

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Providence Infrastructure Bond, State Budget Impasse, Bicycle lanes on Olney

From Coucilman Sam Zurie's July 23 Ward Letter

Passing An Infrastructure Bond
At its meeting this past Thursday, the City Council approved a $45 million infrastructure bond largely based on the  general framework of the Capital Improvement Plan  the administration submitted with its 2017-18 budget.

The State Budget Impasse
At a July 19 meeting of the Finance Committee, the Superintendent described the impact of the State budget impasse on the Providence Public Schools.  The July State aid payment was approximately $350,000 less than what the partially approved State budget, and if not addressed soon, the August payment (and all that follow) will be more than $1.3 million short each month.

Adding Bicycle Lanes To Olney Street
Last Wednesday, the Planning Department's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission reviewed a Staff Report that maps out a bicycle lane on either side of Olney Street between Hope and North Main.

City Hall

Here are the key staffers running City Hall for Mayor Elorza

By Dan McGowan, WPRI.com Reporter
Published: July 23, 2017, 10:59 pm  Updated: July 24, 2017, 2:33 pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – With the announcements last week that he has hired former City Council President Michael Solomon as a senior advisor and Melissa Malone as his chief operating officer, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza appears to be shaping his staff for the final year-and-a-half of his first term in office.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Interviews with Each of the Providence City Council Ward 3 Democratic Candidates

Sunday, July 09, 2017
GoLocal LIVE

Meet the Democratic candidates for the Providence City Council primary which will be held on July 12. GoLocalProv's News Editor Kate Nagle interviewed each of the three on GoLocal LIVE - see the interviews.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Providence polling place error in Ward 3 special election

By Dan McGowan, WPRI.com Reporter
Published: July 5, 2017, 9:35 am  Updated: July 5, 2017, 7:34 pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Providence Board of Canvassers has mailed out corrected notices to voters in Ward 3 after some of them received the wrong information about where they’ll be voting in next week’s special City Council primary.

The accurate information was mailed Monday and should arrive by the end of the week, according to Victor Morente, a spokesperson for the city.

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Upcoming Election Information
Voter Information Center/Secretary of State

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A voters’ guide to the special election in Providence’s Ward 3

By Dan McGowan, WPRI.com Reporter
Published: June 20, 2017, 12:01 am  Updated: June 20, 2017, 8:14 am

Democrats Mark Santow, Nirva Rebecca LaFortune and Daniel Chaika will compete in the Democratic primary on July 12, with the winner taking on Republican David Lallier Jr. and independent Chris Reynolds in the general election on Aug. 16.

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