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2018 Providence State of the City Address

In Government by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Cities have always been places that bring people from all and different walks of life to coexist and thrive together. This is what cities do, in spite of all the forces that are working to divide us. And that’s what our city will continue to do because that’s what makes us so strong.

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Mayor Elorza vetos City Council Resolution regarding bike lanes

In Bicycles by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Mayor Elorza speaking at ribbon-cutting of Fountain Street bike lane in November 2016 Last week the Providence City Council passed a Resolution calling for, “full traffic impact and economic impact studies prior to deciding whether to construct new bicycle lanes.” Bicycle and transportation advocates, along with the Mayor and at least 5 members of the Council hold that these studies …

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Mayor Elorza signs executive order giving more planning input to Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission

In Bicycles, BPAC, Pedestrians by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced an effort to revamp the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) by signing an executive order granting the commission more say over where bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure investments, such as crosswalks and bike lanes, are implemented and how they are designed.

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Providence State of the City Address

In Government by Greater City Providence2 Comments

Image from the Mayor’s Office Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza delivered his State of the City address in the City Council Chambers yesterday evening. Below is the text of the address as released by the Mayor’s Office: Mayor Jorge O. Elorza 2016 State of the City Address Leading the Providence Resurgence Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (Prepared as delivered) Thank you. Good …

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ProJo: R.I. Senate Majority Leader Ruggerio wants state control of taxes on former Rt. 195 land, tax-stabilization deal

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio expects to submit legislation Thursday that would establish state control over the taxes to be paid on former Route 195 highway parcels in the capital city, creating a 20-year tax-stabilization agreement for private developers and removing the city’s control over what taxes would be paid.

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Performers announced for June Providence International Arts Festival #PVDfest

In Arts, Events by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

At a press conference yesterday, Mayor Elorza announced some of the performers that will be part of the 1st Annual Providence International Arts Festival, June 11-14, 2015. Below is a long press release from the Mayor’s Office. Also find information at pvdfestival.com: The Providence International Arts Festival Extensive Artist Roster Announced Mayor Elorza Announces Artist Roster for Signature Festival to …

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Mayor Elorza’s Inaugural Address

In Election 2014, Government by Greater City Providence4 Comments

“My parents came to this country to work in our factories and to strive for a better life. They chose Providence because this city offered the promise of steady work and it was a tolerant community that would embrace and welcome them. They came to work hard, and they made sacrifice upon sacrifice to build a life of even greater opportunity for my sister and me.”