“Throughout my campaign [for mayor], I have heard what a problem sound is in our city. Whether it is loud nightclubs, modified mufflers, or ATVs — we need to do a better job of respecting and enforcing our own sound rules. This budget increases enforcement, technology, and the training that our staff needs, and will hopefully finally provide relief to our neighborhoods.”
— Providence Mayor Brett Smiley, announcing his first budget in May 2023