The world watches in awe when Americans vote and engage in a peaceful transition of power every four years, especially when we elect a President. We set the example for other nations to follow. What is occurring in Washington DC is not how our country holds elections.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and The City of Providence’s LGBTQIA+ Liaison and Deputy Director of Policy Bret Jacob today announced the City’s 2020 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score. Providence received a score of 100. The City has earned this grade every year since 2014 and remains the only eligible city in Rhode Island to receive such high marks. Only 94 out of 506 cities nationwide achieved 100-point scores.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced today that the City of Providence reported a year-end operating surplus for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) of $4.7 million. This is the fifth consecutive year the capital city is realizing an operating surplus, increasing its net Fund Balance to $25.1 million and improving its Rainy-Day Fund Account to $13.7 million. The City of Providence fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th each year, with FY20 ending on June 30, 2020.
The City’s homestead recertification application deadline has been extended a month from Friday, January 15 to Friday, February 12, 2021, to accommodate residents who received notifications via mail later than expected.
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