My Goals & Achievements
When I decided to run for City Council, I pledged to make meaningful changes in the Ward and in the City overall. Here’s a recap of what I promised, what I have achieved to date, and what will be my focus moving forward.
Connecting with the Community
Before I became your Councilwoman, there were no regularly scheduled Ward meetings, where residents could air their concerns, and get involved. Now, there is a meeting every month, where I can meet you, listen to you and act on the issues we face.
Meetings are held at 6:30pm on the first Monday of the month at:
Mt. Pleasant Community Library
315 Academy Avenue
If Monday is a holiday, we meet on Tuesday.
Staying Fiscally Focused
Doing more with less has been my financial focus. As Vice Chair of the Finance Committee, I work to streamline operations and deliver a balanced budget, keeping a close eye on borrowing. And for the first time in a decade, the City of Providence has a rainy day fund.
Prioritizing Community Investments
Investing in our neighborhoods is vital to maintain our pride of place. Since my election, I've secured more than $6 million in investments to improve our schools, library, parks, and recreation facilities and businesses.
Advocating for Small Businesses
I continue to work tirelessly to encourage new business and to reform the Board of Licensing, which regulates liquor licenses for restaurants and bars. We welcome the jobs and revenue these businesses bring to our neighborhoods, but the Board must find the balance between economic development and protecting nearby residents from excessive noise and violence.