Rhode Island voters approve preservation ballot measures

Mar 4, 2021

Thank you to all the Rhode Island voters who headed to the polls for the March 2 special election

Entrance to Clemence-Irons House, Johnston, R.I.
Clemence-Irons House, Johnston, R.I.

Historic New England strongly urged support for ballot questions 2, 3, and 6. More than 215,000 votes were cast to support these three bond authorizations to provide funds for conservation, recreation, affordable housing, cultural arts, and historic preservation.

Question 2 – Authorizes a $74 million bond investment in state beaches, parks, campgrounds, recreation facilities, working forests and farmland preservation, clean water, flooding resiliency structures, and watershed maintenance.

Question 3 – Authorizes a $65 million housing and community opportunity bond that would support community revitalization through smart investment in construction and the rehabilitation of affordable housing.

Question 6 – Authorizes a $7 million culture and arts bond, including $1 million specifically for the state preservation grants program.

See the final results