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In a joint application for a federal grant to advance planning for the “Providence Station Transit Center,” RIPTA and RIDOT highlighted how 15 acres of undeveloped land sit right next to the train depot.
Following a news conference that the coalition organized in October to promote Question 6, transportation director Michael Lewis walked to the edge of Railroad Street to point out the largely vacant land. A covered station could be built, possibly in tandem with commercial real estate, he said.
He envisioned the possibility of putting decking over the railroad tracks to allow for development overhead, much like the construction of Providence Place mall and the train station.
“You could have pretty substantial development here,” he said.
The Rhode Island Secretary of State’s Office has released the 2014 Voter Information Handbook . Below is the information about the seven statewide ballot questions which will appear on your November 4th ballot. There’s a lot of reading here to do before you head to the polls.
Well, it is all over Tuesday, Hopefully…
Here’s some information you’ll need to help you vote tomorrow. Importantly, check your polling place as on account of redistricting, it may have moved.
- Find your polling place / View a sample ballot
- Voter ID Information
- Rhode Island Statewide Ballot Questions
- City of Providence Ballot Questions
Do you ever get to the polling place on election day and wish that there were more things for you to vote on? Perhaps a long list of issues for you to read and decide about? Well if you live in Providence then November 6th is you lucky day, the City has 11 questions on the ballot in addition to the 7 questions the state has.
Perhaps one should think about these questions before election day, so here are those ballot questions.
City of Providence November 6 Ballot Questions
8. Finance the Design, Construction, Repair, Rehabilitation and Improvement of Streets and Sidewalks $40,000,000
“Shall an Ordinance of the City Council effective on July 31, 2012 authorizing the issuance of up to $40,000,000 general obligation bonds of the City to finance the design, construction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of streets and sidewalks in the City, including but not limited to, drainage, traffic control devices, safety improvements and landscaping, pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws § 45-12-2 and § 807 of the City’s Home Rule Charter, be approved?”
Question 8 YES
Question 8 NO
QUESTIONS 9 – 18 AMENDMENTS TO THE PROVIDENCE HOME RULE CHARTER
9. Shall the terms used in the Charter be defined as follows for clarity and consistency? [Adds Section 107]
- “City” shall mean the City of Providence, in the County of Providence, and the State of Rhode Island.
- “Council” shall mean the duly elected city council of the City of Providence.
- “Domiciled” shall mean that place where a person has his or her true, fixed, and permanent home and principal establishment, and to which whenever he or she is absent has the intention of returning.
- Mayor. Whenever the word “mayor” is used, it shall mean the mayor of the City of Providence.
- “Quorum” shall mean a majority of the members of a public body or duly appointed committee.
Question 9 YES
Question 9 NO