In The News
City Council Rejects Mayor's Budget
May 13, 2022
A bipartisan majority of the City Council votes down the mayor's budget; Donegan cites structural deficit, and disagrees with not using ARPA funds to address public health and resiliency projects.
Donegan aims to ensure safe housing.
Aprl 19, 2022
Donegan introduces proposal to require landlords to obtain a Certificate of Safe Occupancy to ensure that all rental units are safe and up to code, says City can do more to protect tenants.
Councilman’s Goal is RIPTA Route Down Park Avenue
March 3, 2022
“When we hear exciting news about mixed-use development where Legion Bowl is, what’s going on at the Park Cinema, and Rolfe Square, having a line that goes down Park Avenue would help alleviate vehicular traffic, make a more walkable community and help the businesses that are there on that main corridor,” Donegan said.
Housing Advocates Blast Plan at Cranston's "Trolley Barn" Site
January 26, 2022
The council voted 8 to 1 in favor of the proposal, with Ward 3 Council member John Donegan, who represents the district that includes the site, against it. "Development should not exacerbate health inequities. I believe this proposal will do just that," Donegan said before the vote.
Donegan To Seek Reelection
January 19, 2022
Donegan first ran for City Council in 2018 at 27 years old. As one of the youngest people to be elected to the City Council in decades, Donegan is currently serving his second term and will continue running as a Democrat in the upcoming fall 2022 election.
How should city spend its millions?
November 10, 2021
How should Cranston spend it's ARPA funds? Donegan states, "The funds we have here truly are a once in a lifetime opportunity to address many of the systemic inequities that existed before the COVID-19 pandemic and have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic."
Rodent Control No.1 Focus
June 30, 2021
The Mayor's office and City Council are working to address the rodent issue in the Stadium neighborhood; Donegan and Renzulli to introduce an ordinance related to rodent control complaints.
Effort To End Prison Gerrymandering Falls Short
March 24, 2021
Democrats' amendment to end prison gerrymandering, a practice which results in unequal representation, is defeated by Council Republicans.
Legislators Work To End Source-of-Income Discrimination
March 3, 2021
Legislators at the state and local level are pursuing legislation to prohibit source-of-income discrimination in housing practices.
Donegan Calls For a Halt on Charters
February 24, 2021
Donegan introduces a resolution in support of legislation to place a moratorium on charter school expansions; passes the Council unanimously.
Council Approves Resolution to End Source of Income Discrimination
February 24, 2021
The Cranston City Council approves a resolution in support of legislation in the General Assembly to end source of income discrimination.
Rhode Island Leaders Tackle Racism
November 20, 2020
"In Cranston, the City Council recently voted unanimously to officially declare racism a public health issue. Ward 3 City Councilor John Donegan acknowledged that racism isn’t always visible because it sometimes happens in subtle ways, which he’s seen in his own community."
City Council Approves $5M Climate Bond for November Ballot
June 28, 2020
Introduced by Councilmember Steve Stycos and John Donegan, the City Council approved a $5M bond to be placed on the November ballot to finance renewable energy projects, energy conservation measures, and projects to reduce the City's carbon footprint.
Donegan Outlines Legislative Priorities
May 13, 2020
Cranston City Councilor John Donegan has proposed a slew of legislation related to the COVID-19 crisis, including several measures developed jointly with other members of the City Council from both sides of the aisle.
Donegan Urges Colleagues To Take Climate Action
May 6, 2020
City Councilor John Donegan urges his colleagues to support the climate bond, and take action to combat climate change and ensure a livable future.
March 18, 2020
City Councilor John Donegan and neighbors have established a mutual aid network to help connect volunteers with those in need throughout the Covid-19 epidemic.
January 27, 2020
City Councilmember Donegan has introduced a resolution requesting support for a proposal to build a splash pad next to Calise Field to help increase recreational spaces, address rising temperatures due to climate change, and reduce health disparities.
September 23, 2019
Council Minority Leader Steve Stycos and Council Member John Donegan have introduced legislation that will raise the minimum wage for City employees up to $12.75 an hour.
August 28, 2019
“I’d rather see us put $82k/yr towards our schools, our rental assistance program which supports families stay in their home after a sudden loss of income, or ensuring that all city workers are paid a living wage,” Donegan said. “I will be voting no.”
Gun Control Resolution Fails in Committee
May 22, 2019
A resolution, sponsored by the Council Democratic Caucus, urging the General Assembly to pass legislation prohibiting assault weapons, high capacity magazines, and guns on school grounds, voted down by Council Republicans in committee.
Resolution Pushes for Expansion of Notification Requirements
April 3, 2019
Councilors Donegan and Brady cosponsor a resolution urging the General Assembly to expand zoning notification requirements.