Providence City Council creates committee to review taxes and revenue

This is a photo of Providence City Hall. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence City Council passed a resolution on Thursday creating a nine-member special commission for taxation and revenue.

The council said that shifts in the real estate market have affected property values “inequitably.”

The commission will have three main jobs: reviewing state tax enabling law, the city’s revenue streams from all sources, and the city’s taxing and levying structure; consider alternative revenue streams to reduce the burden on property owner; and to deliver a report to the council by Dec. 31.

“I thank all nine members of this commission for answering the call to serve our city,” City Council President Rachel Miller said. “Recommendations from the commission can ultimately lead to long-awaited tax changes for homeowners and businesses.”

Miller appointed the following people to the commission:

  • Councilor Jo-Ann Ryan
  • Councilor Sue AnderBois
  • Councilor Pedro Espinal
  • Michael DiBiase
  • Lawrence Mancini, Chief Financial Officer
  • Tom Sgouros
  • Sharon Conard-Wells
  • Jane Driver
  • Robert Stolzman
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