PROVIDENCE, RI – City Council President John Igliozzi announced the schedule for five (5) public hearings across the city, where residents can learn more and become active in the Ward Boundaries process. Why does the city need new Ward Boundaries in 2022? Every 10 years, Providence’s 15 Wards are redistricted using criteria outlined in the Home Rule Charter and based on the latest U.S. Census data. 2020 Census data shows the city’s population grew by 12,892 people to 190,934. And it’s where Providence’s population changed that will determine the redrawing of Ward boundaries. The effort to redraw the Ward maps is led by a 5-member committee of Providence residents appointed by the City Council. The committee must hold at least four (4) public meetings to explain the process and get feedback before submitting the maps to the City Council. Once the Committee settles on boundaries, the boundaries are forwarded to the full City Council, which must hold a public meeting and vote twice on the boundaries before becoming final.
“This is an open and accessible process that city residents should take part in. I encourage everyone to come out, participate, and support the important work of the Ward Boundaries Committee,” said Igliozzi. “Over the next several weeks, Providence residents have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to roll up their sleeves, get involved, and help shape their neighborhoods,” added Chairwoman Jessica Cigna.
To learn more about the process and committee members click here.
Monday, February 7, 2022
Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA) Auditorium.
41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI 02903
Remote access to the meeting is available here
Monday, February 14, 2022
Silver Lake Community Center.
529 Plainfield Street, Providence, RI 02909
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Nathan Bishop Middle School Auditorium.
101 Sessions Street, Providence, RI 02906
Monday, February 28, 2022
DaVinci Center Community Room
470 Charles Street Providence, RI 02904
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Remote Conference Meeting Via Zoom (Only)
Zoom Information will be on the printed agenda along with sign up information
Meetings are also streamed live on the Providence City Council YouTube Channel https://bit.ly/pvdmeetings
All hearing locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired, please contact the Mayor’s Center for City Services at (401) 680-5221 not less than 48 hours in advance of the hearing date. Please follow all COVID-19 protocols.