December 8, 2019

Faria’s Board and Commission Reform Act Now Becomes Law

Posted by bfariaward4

The New Board And Commission Reform Act Ordinance I introduced has passed and is now law in the City of East Providence. I was so pleased to put forward and pass such meaningful legislation as promised during my campaign.

I ran as a reformer and I was tired of hearing the phrases, “it's all who you know" dismissing the appointment process to The City's Boards and Commissions simply as "politics", I refused to accept that. Now the "politics" have been dismissed from the process when being appointed to a Board or Commission.

All appointments will now be based on merit. All vacancies for City Boards and Commissions will be posted for a minimum of 10 business days at City Hall and on our City's Website and Facebook Page prior to any appointment or reappointment being made. The process allows for a resume, posting and publication of information that is open and accessible to all, not just a few. All Boards and Commissions are now currently on the City's website along present members serving and the terms of expiration and minutes of all these meetings will be added according to the new law.

We've opened the process to all our residents and encourage all those interested in serving to please contact to your Council Representative. I’m proud to be a part of a City Council interested in reform and an open and honest government.

Sincerely,
Brian Faria East Providence City Councilman Ward 4

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