Executive Order 2020-010 Supplemental Declaration of Municipal Emergency - Dog License

City of East Providence
Office of the Mayor

Supplemental declaration of municipal emergency
Executive Order 2020-010
March 24, 2020
WHEREAS, on March 15, 2020, Mayor Roberto L. DaSilva, issued Executive Order 2020-004
declaring a state of municipal emergency due to the outbreak of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, the East Providence City Council ratified the Declaration of Municipal Emergency
at a meeting on March 17, 2020 and authorized its extension through April 17, 2020; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 3 Sec. 3-35(a) of the Revised Code of Ordinances of the City of East
Providence, requires every dog owner within the city to license his or her dog with the city in the
month of April; and
WHEREAS, said license shall take effect May 1; and
WHEREAS, every dog owner must first provide proof that his or her dog has been inoculated
against rabies for the period during which such license would be valid; and
WHEREAS, many dog owners have been unable to inoculate their dogs by the required time
due to the social distancing put in place as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and are therefore
unable to comply with Chapter 3 Sec. 3-35(a) of the Revised Code of Ordinances of the City of
East Providence.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Roberto L. DaSilva, by virtue of the authority vested in me as
the Mayor of the City of East Providence, pursuant to the Rhode Island General Laws and the
Home Rule Charter of the City of East Providence, do hereby order and direct the following:
The deadline requiring all dog owners within the City of East Providence to have their dogs
licensed with the city through the month of April pursuant to Chapter 3 Sec. 3-35(a) is hereby
extended through the month of June, and such license shall take effect July 1.
This Order shall take effect immediately and remain in full force and effect through April 17,
2020, unless further extended and with the consent of the City Council.
So Ordered:
Roberto L. DaSilva