Mayor Brian Arrigo announced a series of community meetings this fall, aimed at educating Revere voters about Question 1, which would lower approximately 1,000 Revere seniors’ property tax bills. The approval of Question 1 would give the city a chance to create and test a process for validating residency when a city-wide 10% property tax exemption is put in place. Arrigo sees the passage of this question as the first step to implementing his 2015 campaign promise to enact a 10% property tax exemption for Revere home-owners. Question 1 will be voted on in the November 7, 2017 election, and is the only question on the ballot.Read more
To the residents of Revere:
As your Mayor, I pledge to always address issues in an honest and transparent manner, and I promise to always deal in facts.
Unfortunately, there has been a lot of conversation around the status of former Police Chief Joe Cafarelli that is not grounded in facts or reality.
Out of respect for him, his service, and the Revere Police Department, I have gone out of my way to not disparage former Chief Cafarelli over the last number of months, or air out any issues publicly. Despite this, my administration has been the target of false and misleading statements.Read more
Revere DPW Update: Operations Will Be Moved To Temporary Mobile Facility; Long-Term Investments Will Continue
Last night, the Revere City Council approved my request for an $82,000 appropriation to pay for both a lease of land and the procurement of mobile trailers to temporarily move DPW operations.
This week, I went before the City Council to request expanding the pool of candidates for Revere Police Chief. To make sure we provide the City of Revere with the best possible Police Department, we need to expand the candidate pool, increase competition, and put the best from our department up against the best from around the Commonwealth.Read more
Last week, I announced the formation of a Resident Parking Working Group, which will make recommendations on the implementation of a resident permit parking program for the City. The goal is to have a program in place for 2018.
During these working group sessions, we will seek resident feedback on what kind of permit system would work best for our residents and businesses.Read more
Welcome to this important day for the City of Revere, as we welcome five new firefighters to the rank of Lieutenant.
Since taking office, my administration has worked to address the long-term, systemic problems at the DPW. In addition to the well-known poor condition of the DPW facility, the Department is also understaffed and has aging, broken-down equipment.Read more
Mayor Arrigo Requests Top-To-Bottom Organizational Review of Revere Police Department; Ability to Appoint Chief from Outside Department
My administration is committed to delivering the highest standards of professionalism and accountability in all aspects of city government - especially public safety.
It is clear that we have to transform our Police Department into a modern outfit focused on 21st century community policing.Read more
On Monday night, the City Council voted in favor of my proposal to adopt a 10% residential tax exemption for qualifying senior citizens who own and occupy their homes.
Under State Law, this proposal now goes to voters for approval as a ballot question in the regularly scheduled November election. I urge residents to vote in favor of this initiative.Read more