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East Providence City Council

The City Council serves as the legislative branch and governing body of the City, except as otherwise provided in the Charter, and enacts ordinances subject to veto of the Mayor. It passes resolutions, orders elections, levies taxes and authorizes public improvements. The City Council also approves certain contracts, traffic regulations and the annual budget for the City. The  body also serves as the Board of Licenses, approving varies permits and licenses for businesses and special events. 


Elected Officials

The City Council consists of five elected officials, one from each of our diverse four wards within the City and one elected At-Large. Each member of the Council serves a four-year term. 

The City Council President presides over meetings. The City Council president acts as mayor during the absence or disability of the mayor. 

The City Council vice president serves in the Council president's seat in their absence. 

The City Council is the appointing authority of the City Clerk. 



The City Council meets regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, except on holidays when an alternate date is set, and in July and August, the Council meets once each month.

Members of the public can participate in City Council meetings either in person and through the application, Zoom.

Meetings can be viewed on ClerkBase, but are also rebroadcast on Cox every Wednesday and Thursday following the Council meeting at noon and 9 p.m.