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Today, Brett Smiley was joined by Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts in front of the Rhode Island Ethics Commission to announce her endorsement and unveil Smiley’s “Good Government Plan” for Providence.

Brett Smiley’s 7-point “Good Government Plan” outlines a number of different measures Smiley will take to ensure the City is run with integrity, honesty and transparency, including pay-to-play contribution limits for those seeking loans or tax stabilization agreements from the City and a two-year ban on any former city employee lobbying the City in order to close the revolving door.

Lt. Governor Roberts commented, “Brett’s ‘Good Government Plan’ — creating an open and honest government that levels the playing field for all our residents — is at the very heart of Brett’s vision for Providence. Frankly, it is exactly what Providence needs in its next mayor. Brett Smiley is the candidate with the ideas and substance to get things done for the people of Providence, and this plan demonstrates once again his commitment to working tirelessly to improve the lives of people in every corner of our capital city.”

Brett Smiley added, “Lt. Governor Roberts has stood up for ethics and good government every day of her career, and I’m honored to have her endorsement. Taken together, the seven elements of this plan create an honest, trustworthy, and merit-based city government that actively draws on the talents of all Providence residents and moves us away from the “know a guy” culture in City Hall. As Mayor, I will send the strongest possible message that my administration is not for sale and we will not return to the failed, corrupt politics of the past.”

Brett Smiley’s full plan can be read here: Good Government Plan

Lt. Governor Roberts joins a diverse group of leaders that have endorsed Brett Smiley’s candidacy for mayor, including:

Myrth York, Former Senator and Democratic Nominee for Governor
Patrick Lynch, Former Attorney General
Rhoda Perry, Former Senator
Ray Sullivan, Former Rep. and Campaign Manager for Marriage Equality RI
Senator Gayle Goldin
Representative & Providence Police Sergeant Raymond Hull
Representative Edith Ajello
Representative Art Handy
Representative Frank Ferri
Representative Linda Finn
Providence City Councilman Michael Correia
Christine West, Chair of the Providence City Plan Commission
M. Charles Bakst, Retired Providence Journal Political Columnist
Lauren Nocera, Campaign Manager for Angel Taveras for Mayor 2010 and Former Chair of the Providence Democratic City Committee
Margaux Morisseau, Democratic State Senate Candidate (District 21)
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW)