providence politics

A special meeting at 6 pm today will take up a push by some Providence City Councilors to use a ward-based approach in making $40 million in envisioned road repairs.

Ward 12 Councilor Terry Hassett says councilors plan to review the bonding authority for the improvements:

Providence City Solicitor Jeffrey Padwa is backing the ability of the City Council’s Finance Committee to change its chairman.

Longtime former Providence city councilor John Lombardi is set to make formal on Thursday his run for the House seat held by state Representative Michael Tarro (Libby Kimzey is also in the running):

John Igliozzi announced during a meeting this evening of the Providence City Council’s Finance Committee that he’ll be stepping down as FinCom chairman, effective July 1.

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