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some legislation we'd like to see

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We know that folks read UP who don't necessarily post. Let's make a list of pieces of legislation we'd like to see created, tweaked or thrown out.

1. tax parking lots that house over 6 spaces (not attached to a property) and vacant derelict lots at a high enough rate that it makes sense to develop or sell.

2. Overnight onstreet residential permitted parking

3. create an environmental office for the city that is staffed by professionals, not patronage personnel

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4. Demolition of buildings without proper permits results in an automatic loss of license and possible jail time.

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3. create an environmental office for the city that is staffed by professionals, not patronage personnel

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i think by and large, city departments are run and mostly staffed by incredibly competent people. But, we have to have an environmental department that deals with all measures of the environment such as clean air, water, streets, rats, trash etc. DPW just isn't enough to cover all the environmental issues that an urban city faces. If the city would make the investment in such a department, the economic development climate would improve--i would stake several gross of donuts on it.

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we have to have an environmental department that deals with all measures of the environment such as clean air, water, streets, rats, trash etc.

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i think by and large, city departments are run and mostly staffed by incredibly competent people.

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I'd like to see the DRC come up with a sensible and fare signage code for Downcity. Now pretty much everything is subject to review and it can take months of being sent away with comment to finally get an approval. There should be guidelines that retailers can choose to adhere to and erect signs without having to visit the DRC (and those guidelines should be liberal enough to foster an exciting visually dynamic streetscape). If retailers want to go for something outside the parameters of the approved guidelines, only then should they have to go to the DRC for consultation and approval.

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We know that folks read UP who don't necessarily post. Let's make a list of pieces of legislation we'd like to see created, tweaked or thrown out.

1. tax parking lots that house over 6 spaces (not attached to a property) and vacant derelict lots at a high enough rate that it makes sense to develop or sell.

2. Overnight onstreet residential permitted parking

3. create an environmental office for the city that is staffed by professionals, not patronage personnel

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Providence needs more signage and plaque type historical recognition.. And random sculpture.. These things make a man feel good about his city... The Mr. Potato Heads are nice, but not enough..

Was just in Bermuda, and that place everything has a historical plaque on it.. Like "oldest operating church".. And "Thomas More once sat here".. etc, etc, etc..

Prov does not celebrate its roots enough, and does celebrate too much Buddy stuff.. No matter how insignificant the history is, tossing a plaque up makes an area seem better..

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Providence needs more signage and plaque type historical recognition.. And random sculpture.. These things make a man feel good about his city... The Mr. Potato Heads are nice, but not enough..

Was just in Bermuda, and that place everything has a historical plaque on it.. Like "oldest operating church".. And "Thomas More once sat here".. etc, etc, etc..

Prov does not celebrate its roots enough, and does celebrate too much Buddy stuff.. No matter how insignificant the history is, tossing a plaque up makes an area seem better..

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"THIS BACK ALLEY / DUMPSTER LANDING STRIP WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS DON IMUS WAY - WHEN BUDDY WAS A FREE MAN AND CLASSIC ROCK WAS ON 103.7 WRX"

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Providence needs more signage and plaque type historical recognition.. And random sculpture.. These things make a man feel good about his city... The Mr. Potato Heads are nice, but not enough..

Was just in Bermuda, and that place everything has a historical plaque on it.. Like "oldest operating church".. And "Thomas More once sat here".. etc, etc, etc..

Prov does not celebrate its roots enough, and does celebrate too much Buddy stuff.. No matter how insignificant the history is, tossing a plaque up makes an area seem better..

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"THIS BACK ALLEY / DUMPSTER LANDING STRIP WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS DON IMUS WAY - WHEN BUDDY WAS A FREE MAN AND CLASSIC ROCK WAS ON 103.7 WRX"

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and you want the government to mandate things like random sculpture?!!!

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Contrary to popular belief, I do condone certain gov programs.. This, would be a good one..

Off topic, what are the best places for local bands to gain exposure

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The chain of events began June 1, 2007, when Carter left the ACI on probation. He is charged with participating in seven robberies from June 2 through June 13 and the slayings on June 14, and then he stands convicted of 10 robberies in Florida from June 15 through June 28.

http://www.projo.com/ri/providence/content...38.372e227.html

Here's some legislation I'd like to NOT see..

House Bill No.7978

BY Segal, Williams, Diaz, Slater

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - SENTENCE AND EXECUTION

(change the sentencing laws regarding sentencing violators of probation and suspended sentences, limiting the amount time a defendant be sentenced to jail on a violation of sentence/time remaining on their original sentence, or less)

{LC1134/1}

02/26/2008 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

04/08/2008 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

04/08/2008 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

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