Providence hosts another meeting tonight in its attempt to to use technology to make government more accessible to the people. We’ve covered this new committee before, and tonight they’d like for the public to come and give them some guidance.
Here’s a heads up on the meeting from our publisher emeritus Matt Jerzyk, now a senior aid to Mayor Taveras:
Mayor Angel Taveras and the Providence City Council recently appointed a 15-member commission to study transparency and accountability in PVD city government. The Open Providence Commission for Transparency and Accountability will advise the Mayor and the Council on how to use technology to improve the openness and efficiency of city government.
Tonight, we ask YOU to join that conversation from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the RISD Chace Center, located at 20 North Main Street.
At this public hearing, you’ll have the opportunity to network with neighbors, commissioners and other city stakeholders and to share your proposals to make Providence city government more transparent and more accountable to the public. Your voice is critical to our work and we strongly encourage you to attend, participate, and share your ideas for a more open, transparent and accountable city government. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information on the Open Providence Commission and to submit your online comments, follow this link: