2018 Ward Letters

My July 15 Ward Letter discusses the supplemental School Department budget and the campaign for the Ward 2 City Council seat.

My July 8 Ward Letter discusses the current controversy over the party endorsement process and possible reforms.

My July 1 Ward Letter discusses a community meeting concerning short-term rentals, regulation of student housing and final passage of the City budget.

My June 24 Ward Letter discusses a community to discuss regulation of short-term rental platforms such as AirBnB, a public hearing on the proposed student housing ordinance and the City Plan Commission’s review of the 150 Lloyd Avenue condominium proposal.

My June 17 Ward Letter discusses the suboxone office, the proposed student housing ordinance and regulation of short-term rental platforms such as AirBnB.

My June 3 Ward Letter discusses a City Council candidate forum, a proposal for 150 Lloyd Avenue and extending the student housing ordinance.

My May 27 Ward Letter discusses the School Department budget.

My May 20 Ward Letter discusses the settlement of the speed camera lawsuit and the Fane Tower project.

My May 13 Ward Letter reviews recent discussion of the City’s unfunded pension liability.

My May 6 Ward letter explains my decision not to seek re-election to the City Council this year.

My April 29 Ward Letter provides an initial view of the Mayor’s budget.

My April 22 Ward Letter discusses road repairs, the upcoming road race and restoring checks and balances in City government.

My April 14 Ward Letter discusses the City’s pension deficit and the regulation of online booking of City residences.

My March 31 Ward Letter discusses street repaving, Remembrance Day and the mayor’s veto of the reusable bag ordinance.

My March 25 Ward Letter discusses public education from a national and a local context.

My March 18 Ward Letter discusses the reusable bag ordinance, speeding cameras and the Providence Public Schools 5-year plan.

My March 11 Ward Letter discusses trees downed in power lines, the City’s speeding camera program and a cost-sharing program for sidewalk repairs.

My March 4 Ward Letter discusses school safety, community-police relations and reducing the City’s environmental footprint of single-use plastic bags.

My  February 25 Ward Letter discusses Brown University’s decision to redesign its performing arts center, this week’s letter discusses the City’s past deficiencies in contributing to the pension fund, and a meeting last week of the special committee to study homelessness.

My February 18 Ward Letter discusses school safety, the School Department strategic plan and the School Department budget.

My February 11 Ward Letter discusses a meeting to stand against bigotry and the Mayor’s State of the City address.

My January 28 Ward Letter discusses the School Department budget, teachers’ contract and facilities plan.

My January 7 letter discusses the City Council leadership election, the new School Department Oversight Committee and the opportunity to apply to the Providence External Review Authority Board.

My January 4 letter provides information about the snow storm, and general information about how to prepare for and deal with snow storms.