Greater City Providence

195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – June 25, 2012

The 195 Commission meets today at 3:00pm. Also, as reported by The Providence Journal, the RIEDC will meet today at 5:00pm to consider issuing revenue bonds of the 195 project.

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Meeting Street School, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, RI, on MONDAY, June 25, 2012, beginning at 3:00 p.m., for the following purposes:

Public Session

  1. To approve the public and closed session minutes of the meeting held on June 11, 2012.
  2. For discussion and consideration of directors and officers liability insurance.
  3. For an update regarding, and consideration of, the Department of Transportation road construction and utility matters.
  4. For an update regarding the open space design.
  5. For discussion regarding open space public art.
  6. For an update from Fuss & O’Neil regarding Department of Environmental Management and Coastal Resources Management Council permitting and engineering activities.
  7. For discussion and consideration of the identification of best practices for development.
  8. Executive Session

  9. To consider and act upon such matters as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to the Open Meetings Law, specifically matters permitted to be so considered under Rhode Island General Laws, Section 42-46-5(a) (the Open Meetings Law).
  10. Public Session

  11. Chairperson’s Report and Commission update.
  12. To establish an agenda for the next Commission meeting.

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  • PBN: EDC approves bonds for I-195 land, dredging project

    “With the bond approval, the I-195 Commission now has the financial ability to acquire the land and provide DOT with the ability to initiate the final and critically important phase of the I-Way project – reconnection of city streets and infrastructure,” said Colin P. Kane, chairman of the I-195 Commission.

    “More importantly, we want to get shovels in the ground and cranes in the sky,” added Kane.

  • Weren’t they going to hire someone to, you know, manage this whole thing?

  • Seems the now-fired EDC board members have moved over to the I-195 commission. Another big bond sale, the insiders will again soon take their commissions and percentages, and nothing of substance will be achieved with what’s left. And how much will the principal and interest on the bonds cost the taxpayers? Oh, that’s right, the taxpayers don’t matter. Only in RI.

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