Vitali running to retain at-large council seat

Vitali running to retain at-large council seat

PAWTUCKET – Incumbent City Councilor Albert Vitali Jr., 59, is announcing his campaign for re-election for City Council at-large.

The five-term councilman is a lifelong resident and Pawtucket businessman, whose company has operated in the city for more than 60 years.

He said he will continue working closely with Mayor Donald Grebien’s administration and colleagues on the City Council to strengthen the city’s economy, and make the community an easier place to do business and a better place to raise a family.

“I take my at-large City Council role very seriously to provide oversight on the mayor,” said Vitali in a release. “But my record clearly shows that I have worked to bring compromises on issues of disagreement while supporting many of the legislative initiatives of the mayor.”

Over his 10 years serving on the City Council, Vitali, of 85 Pequot Road, said he has worked diligently to assist hundreds of small businesses, residents and nonprofit groups to solve their constituent issues.

Vitali said officials must find innovative ways to bring in outside investors to Pawtucket to create a stronger tax base, noting that a thriving business sector will allow the city to keep the taxes more affordable to taxpayers and to continue to provide needed public services.

If re-elected, Vitali said he will return phone calls within 48 hours of the time he receives them, saying he will also schedule office hours for those who want to personally talk with him about their issues and concerns.