Per the state statute, affected businesses are entitled to
receive three-fourths of the value of damage resulting from unlawful acts that
occurred with six or more people in the municipality where the event took place.
I ask that the City of Providence and the City Council’s
Committee on Claims and Pending Suits to expedite and streamline the process
while following the guidelines set forth by Rhode Island General Law.
Businesses wishing to take advantage of this state law are
required to comply by attesting to the amount of damages they incurred from the
incident under oath.
If this is the route that any of our businesses that were
affected by Monday’s rioting wish to take, the City needs to ensure that they
can expedite the process to help our business community get back on their feet.
David A. Salvatore
Providence City Council
Councilman – Ward 14
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