Prov City Council Names Costa 1st Ever Female Internal Auditor
Friday, January 19, 2018
Costa is the first woman to be appointed to this position in the history of Providence.
"The Internal Auditor plays an important role in the city's fiscal well-being, and I'm truly grateful and honored to be appointed to this position. I appreciate the support and confidence this Council has in me by providing me with this opportunity,” said Costa.
She takes over the role from Matthew Clarkin Jr., who retired earlier this month.
"Gina is the perfect choice for this position. She has worked in the Internal Auditor's office since 2015 and understands the important and complex role this position plays in support of our city. And, on the same evening my equal pay ordinance passed its first reading by the Council, it is gratifying to know that the Providence City Council isn't just talking the talk - we are actively trying to engage a diverse, well-rounded staff,” said Salvatore.
Costa comes to the position with 17 years of experience with the City of Providence, having served as an auditor/budget analyst in the Internal Auditor's office since 2015.
Previously, she spent over a decade managing the financial operations for the Department of Public Safety in Providence.
The Office of the Internal Auditor independently promotes ethical, efficient and effective governance for Providence residents.
The Internal Auditor provides the City Council with objective analyses, appraisals, and recommendations for improvements to the city's budgets, systems, and activities.
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Next year, in November of 2018, there will be a statewide general election for Governor and many other state offices. How likely is it that you will vote in this election?
Will you definitely be voting, will you probably be voting, are you 50-50...
Definitely be voting: 78%
Probably be voting: 13%
What would you say is the number one problem facing Rhode Island that you would like the Governor to address?
Jobs and economy: 21%
State budget: 9%
Corruption/Public integrity: .8%
Don’t know: .9%
Recently, a proposal has been made to permit the issuance of $81 million in bonds by the State to build a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. If there was an election today on this issue, would you vote to approve or reject issuing $81 million in financing supported moral obligation bonds to build the stadium?
Net: Approve: 28%
Definitely approve: 15%
Probably approve: 14%
Net: Reject: 67%
Probably reject: 19%
Definitely reject: 48%
Don't know: 4%
The next question is about the total income of YOUR HOUSEHOLD for the PAST 12 MONTHS. Please include your income PLUS the income of all members living in your household (including cohabiting partners and armed forces members living at home).
$50,000 or less: 27%
More $50,000 but less than $75,000: 13%
More $75,000 but less than $100,000: 13%
More $100,000 but less than $150,000: 17%
$150,000 or more: 13%
Don't know/refused: 17%
What particular ethnic group or nationality - such as English, French, Italian, Irish, Latino, Jewish, African American, and so forth - do you consider yourself a part of or feel closest to?
Black or African American: 6%
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