ACT Rochester’s report highlighted long-known and heartbreaking truths about the Rochester area. Inequality, segregation and poverty are deeply entrenched – and linked to structural racism. We’ll need structural solutions. I’m proposing the following to address structural racism and inequality. Better Connections: Bridge the Digital Divide: A citywide fiber internet network would level the playing field for our students, half of …Continue reading
Rachel Barnhart spoke at City Council’s hearing on the fate of Parcel 5. She is the only Democratic mayoral candidate calling for: – A temporary park – A city arts fund – Campaign finance reform to end pay play – Mandatory public review of RFP submissions when public land is involved – A comprehensive facilities plan We need a mayor …Continue reading
Tom Golisano’s gift of $25 million to a theater presents a great opportunity. But what is that opportunity? Lovely Warren came into office pledging to secure a performing arts center in downtown Rochester. Three years later, basic questions about the concept are unanswered. Is Parcel 5 the best site? How much will the theater cost to build? What are the …Continue reading
Rachel Barnhart expressed dismay at Lovely Warren’s characterization and dismissal of the landmark school desegregation ruling, Brown v. Board of Education. Warren, an attorney, made the following comments at Tuesday’s Rotary Club debate: “This notion that black kids and Hispanic kids can’t learn unless they go to school with white kids is false. And I cannot believe that we …Continue reading
Mayoral candidates will speak at a forum.
WROC and the League of Women Voters will host a debate on WROC-TV.
WXXI will be airing a mayoral debate on 1370AM and WXXI-TV. 13WHAM-TV and the Democrat and Chronicle are partners.
Metro Justice is hosting a mayoral candidate forum.