PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor David N. Cicilline recently outlined a series of policies he is planning to implement in response to a storm on Dec. 13, 2007, that left students stranded on gridlocked buses late into the evening.
Cicilline cited systemic failures and a general breakdown in communications between Providence Schools’ operations staff and the city’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) as two reasons for the debacle.
He has asked for the following actions to be taken:
In addition, Cicilline suspended Tomas Hannah, Providence Schools’ chief of operations, without pay for 30 days and has removed Leo Messier as director of EMA. Police Major Monty Montiero has been named its acting director.