Friday, September 26, 2014

Draft Economic Development Plan for public hearing - 10/27

Members of the public are invited to review and comment on the full draft of the State Economic Development Plan, a product of the RhodeMap RI initiative.

For More information

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Accessing Government in RI

ACCESS/RI has outlined the limitations on the public’s access in Access Limited:  An Audit of Compliance with the Rhode Island Public Records Act(2014).

Education Reform Starts with School Buildings

Foundation for Success: State Infrastructure in Rhode Island

In partnership with TD Securities (USA) LLC and RebuildRI, the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant is pleased to invite private, nonprofit, and public sector leaders to a symposium on the needs and methods for funding Infrastructure in the state of Rhode Island.

October 17th, 2014

8:00 a.m.- Registration

8:30 a.m.-Best Practices of State Infrastructure Banks
9:45 a.m.-Rhode Island Infrastructure: Where are we going and how are we going to get there?
11:15 a.m.- Education Reform Starts with School Buildings
12:30 p.m.-What are the Next Steps?

 To Register - Free

Friday, September 19, 2014

National Voter Registration Day‏ - September 23

If you know of anyone who needs to register or update their voter registration, the Providence League will be registering voters at the following places on September 23:

CCRI, Liston Campus, One Hilton St
11:00 am - 1:00pm
There will be a representative from the Secretary of State's office to do IDs if required.
Broad St. Y, Providence
9:30am - 11:30am 
YWCA, Woonsocket
11:00am - 1:30pm 
East Side Y, Providence
4:30pm - 6:30pm

For more information on Voter Registration see:
Providence Board of Canvassers
RI Secretary of State - Elections

Conversation, October 8, 7 pm - Crumbling Schools: Too Awful to Ignore

The Providence League of Women Voters 
invites you to talk with:
Joseph Da Silva, School Construction Coordinator,
RI Department of Education
Topic: Crumbling Schools: Too Awful to Ignore

Tuesday, October 8, 2014,

603 Angell St
For more information, contact
Too many schools throughout the state are decrepit. A three year-moratorium on state reimbursement for construction, debt-laden cities, a formula for state funding skewed to wealthier communities, decades of deferred maintenance: the roadblocks to fixing the crisis are numerous.
The LWV this year will be looking to advocate for solutions.
Please join us in the first Providence Conversation, geared around the physical state of schools.

Greater City Providence - website

Greater City Providence promotes the growth and development of the Greater Providence region in as urban a pattern as possible. Special focus is placed on the development of more walkable, affordable, and vibrant neighborhoods that are served by more robust mass transit and fueled by greater economic opportunity. We hope to see the Providence of the future is an urban environment and not a city plagued by inconsistent, uninspired, automobile-centric, and suburban-style development.

RIPTA & riders hold meeting 9/23 to discuss Kennedy Plaza changes‏

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 • 5PM – 6PM Providence Foundation, 30 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the RIPTA Riders Alliance will hold a community meeting to provide an update to the public on the changes happening in Kennedy Plaza.  

The discussion will include updates on the layout of new bus stops, designs for new shelters and signage, and management of the space. City of Providence staff will be on hand to answer any questions related to the ongoing construction.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Constitutional Convention conference part one

First half of the "A Constitutional Convention for Rhode Island?" conference co-hosted with the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership, Roger Williams University School of Law, and the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island.