During his first term on the Council, John has introduced numerous pieces of legislation that passed into law, including an ordinance to prohibit single-use plastic bags, an ordinance amendment strengthening rodent control efforts, an ordinance to waive fees or penalties for residents who are struggling to pay their 4th quarter taxes this year due to the pandemic, and an ordinance raising the minimum wage for city employees. John cosponsored a $5M bond proposal, which will be on the November ballot, to finance projects to improve the City's green infrastructure, address energy consumption, and combat climate change. John also helped secure increased funding for the schools and doubled funding for the City’s rental assistance program for low-income residents. He is currently working to establish a splash pad in Ward 3, reduce health disparities as a member of the Cranston Health Equity Zone, and, with Councilman Steve Stycos, create a community garden at Arlington School. During the Covid-19 pandemic John worked to connect volunteers with people in need by organizing a mutual aid group, and introduced a package of proposals to protect taxpayers and support our local economy. He believes that our government should be accessible and transparent to every Cranston resident, and has kept his promise to hold monthly community meetings to bring neighbors together to discuss the issues at hand.
John looks forward to continuing this work throughout his second term, during which he was elected by his peers to serve as the City Council Minority Leader for the Democratic Caucus.
John is an advocate for social justice, equity, good government reforms, and our environment. As a City Councilor, he promises to continue to amplify the voices of working families and marginalized communities; combat systemic racism; help build a more equitable and inclusive community; work to make our city government more accessible and transparent; work to make our schools safer and more enriching places of learning; support a better framework to grow our local economy and boost small businesses; fight to improve housing affordability and housing standards; protect our environment and combat climate change; focus on quality of life issues facing our neighborhoods; and continue to be an honest, accessible, and transparent representative for Ward 3 on the Cranston City Council.