In The News
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.
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."
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.
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.
November 27, 2019
City Council passes amendments to the Rodent Control Ordinance. “When you call us, you email us, we do listen. And we’re working on issues that affect your quality of life,” [Donegan] said.
November 1, 2019
Council Minority Leader Steve Stycos and Council Member John Donegan introduce an ordinance to reduce teen smoking by raising the age to purchase tobacco products to 21, and limit the sale of flavored tobacco products.
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.”