The fiscal cliff would have profound and draconian consequences for the City of Providence. If we go over the cliff, federal support for 21st Century Community Learning Centers will be cut by 20 percent which could force Providence to close up to four after-school programs that serve our highest-poverty neighborhoods. More than 100 young children could be denied access to Head Start — an early education program that helped me and so many other poor, young children start school ready to learn. More than 150 teachers could be locked out of high-quality professional development, putting our students at a disadvantage.
Beyond our schools, the fiscal cliff would cut energy assistance, elderly and handicapped transportation services, employment training and other vital services the newly reorganized Community Action Partnership of Providence provides.
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Reports are coming in from a press conference that Mayor Taveras held this morning, things aren’t good. The Mayor is calling for concessions from non-profits and retirees or the city faces receivership and bankruptcy.
See the end of the post for a Press Release from the City.
- City of Providence: Saving Providence
- WPRI: Mayor: Retirees, tax-exempts must sacrifice
- The Providence Journal: Providence mayor: Without retiree COLA reductions, more from tax-exempts, city will be ‘forced into bankruptcy’
- RINPR: Taveras: without sacrifice, Providence will face bankruptcy
- WPRI: Taveras: For Providence, it’s concessions or bust – literally
- GoLocalProv: NEW: Providence Councilman says He’ll “Go to War” Over Tax Hike
City of #Providence is seeking expedited review of Superior Court decision barring city from moving public-safety retirees to Medicare
— Ian Donnis (@IanDon) February 2, 2012
Taveras says retiree benefits will be reduced one way or another. Voluntarily, or… he mentions Central Falls, where receiver cut them.
— Erika Niedowski (@eniedowski) February 2, 2012