Providence City Council

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The Providence City Council is the fifteen-member legislative body of the city of Providence, Rhode Island. The two major responsibilities of the council are enacting ordinances necessary to ensure the welfare and good order of the city and adopting the city's annual budget. Providence uses a strong-mayor form of government in which the city council acts as a check against the power of the executive branch, the mayor.

The members of the Providence City Council are elected by residents of the fifteen wards of Providence. City Council members are elected to four-year terms and are limited, by City Charter, to serving a maximum of three consecutive full terms (excluding any partial term of less than two years previously served). Council members represent the concerns, needs, and issues of their constituents, and work to improve the city's neighborhoods.

City Council members, by ward[edit]

The current City Council consists of:

  • Ward 1: Councilman Seth Yurdin
  • Ward 2: Councilman Samuel Zurier
  • Ward 3: Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune
  • Ward 4: Councilman Nicholas J. Narducci, Jr.
  • Ward 5: Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan, Majority Whip
  • Ward 6: Councilman Michael Correira
  • Ward 7: Councilman John Igliozzi
  • Ward 8: Councilman Wilbur Jennings
  • Ward 9: Councilwoman Carmen Castillo
  • Ward 10: Councilman Luis A. Aponte, Council President
  • Ward 11: Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris
  • Ward 12: Councilman Terrence Hassett
  • Ward 13: Councilman Bryan Principe, Majority Leader
  • Ward 14: Councilman David Salvatore
  • Ward 15: Councilwoman Sabina Matos, Council President Pro Tempore

All fifteen members of the council are members of the Democratic Party.

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