In The News
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.