2017 Ward Letters

My January 4, 2018 Snow Storm Update provides information about today’s snow storm.

My December 10 letter discusses the proposed boat ramp at River Road and the State’s task for on school buildings.

November 28 is Giving Tuesday.   My Giving Tuesday Message describes ways to help our local public schools.

My November 26 letter discusses a boat ramp on River Road, a meeting to discuss school facilities and upcoming vacancies on the Providence School Board.

My November 19 Ward Letter discusses a tax stabilization ordinance, settlement of the fire fighters’ litigation and the renaming of Magee Street to Bannister Street.

My November 5 Ward Letter discussed a neighborhood meeting on infrastructure repairs, the revocation of the Penthouse Club’s license and the resolution to change the name of Magee Street to Bannister Street.

My October 29 Ward Letter discusses a proposal to change the name of Magee Street, the upcoming neighborhood meeting on infrastructure repairs and City services and the State’s task force reviewing school building repairs.

My October 22 Ward Letter discusses a boat ramp for River Road, the Police Department and a community meeting to discuss infrastructure repairs.

My October 15 Ward Letter discusses bicycle lanes, ethics reform and a meeting to discuss the infrastructure bond.

My October 8 letter discusses school facility repairs, the operating surplus and the City’s ability to borrow money.

My October 1 Ward Letter discusses infrastructure repairs, the suboxone office and alternative uses of the Rochambeau Avenue fire station.

My September 17 Ward letter discusses the new academic program at Nathan Bishop, the Olney Street bicycle lane and the cost of school building renovations.

My September 10 letter discusses the City’s policy concerning planning bicycle lanes and an upcoming meeting to discuss a proposed lane on Olney Street.

My September 3 letter discusses a bike lane on Olney Street, the Rochambeau Avenue fire station and school building construction and renovations.

My July 30 Ward Letter discusses the utility road work around President and University Avenues, and an upcoming meeting to discuss the Olney Street bicycle lane.

My July 23 Ward Letter discusses the infrastructure bond, the State budget impasse and a proposed bicycle path on Olney Street.

My July 9 letter discusses the State budget impasse, the Ward 3 primary election and a child safety issue at the Kizirian Elementary School.

My July 2 letter discusses ethics and good government reforms, and the need to pass an infrastructure bond.

My June 25 Ward Letter discusses the State budget, ethics reform and the infrastructure bond.

My June 18 letter discusses the City budget, improving Greater Kennedy Plaza and open government reforms.

My June 11 letter discusses the City’s operating and capital budgets, and the abandonment of zoning variances.

My June 4 letter discusses police-community relations and “good government” reform.

My May 28 letter discusses ethics reform, police-community relations and PVD Fest.

My May 21 letter discusses Councilman Aponte’s resignation as City Council President and the proposed suboxone office.

My May 14 letter discusses the indictment of Council President Aponte, “good government” legislation and addressing underground gas leaks.

My May 7 letter discusses today’s road race, the Ward 3 recall and the City’s pension deficit.

On May 7 the City will hold a road race that affects the Blackstone Boulevard neighborhood.  You can read about race and how to adjust to it in this Update.

My April 30 letter discusses the Community Safety Act and the neighborhood meeting to discuss the suboxone office.

My April 23 Letter discusses Monday’s community meeting and the Community Safety Act.

My April 16 letter discusses a community meeting on suboxone and infrastructure and the City Council’s reduced work product.

My April 9 letter discusses the failed City Council special meetings, the education summit and the importance of Presidential credibility.

My April 2 letter discusses the Ward 3 recall election, and a community meeting to review the suboxone office and the City’s proposed infrastructure bond.

My March 19 letter discusses the recall election, the infrastructure bond and the 5-year School Department budget.

My March 12 letter discusses the School Dept. budget, taxation of colleges and hospitals and recall election in Ward 3.

My March 5 letter discusses the City’s current years budget, 5-year projected budget and capital budget.

My February 26 letter discusses the City’s trash and recycling program.

My February 19 Ward Letter discusses the School Department budget, closing  a zoning law loophole, State law to limit the resale of Providence water and President Trump’s executive order banning travel by certain groups.

My February 5 letter discusses the resale of Providence water, the School Department budget and the proposed suboxone office.

My January 29 Ward Letter discusses three meetings, and the City’s regulation of water purchased by one municipality for resale to another one.

My January 22 letter discusses the proposed suboxone office and the “wholesale” distribution of Providence water.

My January 15 letter offers a mid-term assessment of City government.

My January 8 letter discusses the fire fighters’ contract, the School Department budget and the administration’s 5-year budget.

My January 1 letter discusses the location of Fire Department facilities and the School Department budget.