June 14, 2017

Statement on Ethics Board

I’m pleased to see the Board of Ethics take up my complaint about the relationship between Warren and Uber. Let’s be clear. This complaint isn’t about a job fair. It’s about pay to play culture. It’s about a mayor shilling for a troubled corporation. It’s about a mayor who promotes herself at the expense of citizens. I spent my career …

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June 1, 2017

Barnhart Files Ethics Complaints

  Update at end of post. Rachel Barnhart will file a complaint against City of Rochester Former Chief of Staff Jeremy Cooney for illegally lobbying city government on behalf of his client, Uber. The complaint against Cooney will be filed with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics. It details how he failed to register as a lobbyist, …

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May 31, 2017

Warren’s Ties to Uber Raise Ethical Questions

There are very serious questions about a panel that took place at City Hall regarding ridesharing. This forum was organized by Mercury Public Affairs, a lobbying firm for Uber. There’s a banner up at City Hall with Uber’s logo. Why is City Hall allowing Uber to use it as a billboard? Why is the city promoting one ridesharing company over …

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May 30, 2017

Warren Sells Out Poor on Internet Access

Lovely Warren has endorsed a broadband internet program that discriminates against the poor and won’t do anything to improve access. Charter Communications has launched “Spectrum Internet Assist.” This program offers $14.99 a month internet, but comes with all kinds of restrictions. Participants must have children who are eligible for school lunch programs or they must be at least 65 years …

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May 25, 2017

Statement on Population Loss

New census data shows the city has lost 1,700 residents since 2010.  A City Hall official expressed surprise to the Democrat and Chronicle, since downtown is booming and home sales are brisk. Talk about being out of touch! It’s disturbing that City Hall assumes the city is growing because of what’s happening in affluent areas. There are many things that …

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May 21, 2017

Warren’s Budget Hurts Businesses, Renters

The proposed 2017-2018 city budget does nothing to create jobs or reduce poverty. In fact, it does the opposite. Lovely Warren touted a $35 average savings for homeowners, thanks to a property tax reduction combined with a fee increase. True property tax reduction provides relief and creates value. This only gives residents enough money for a dinner out. What’s more …

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May 19, 2017

You Deserve a Choice

  Statement on Designating Convention It’s important for voters to have a choice in this mayoral election. In a city where the vast majority of voters are Democrats, the only way to provide that choice is through the primary system. I will provide that choice. On September 12, voters will be able to choose new ideas or no ideas, positive …

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May 13, 2017

Lessons From Mom

  As we celebrate our mothers this weekend, here are some reasons to celebrate mine. My mother sent me to city schools, where I experienced diverse cultures and witnessed educational inequality. She made me work at Wegmans when I turned 16, where I obtained a work ethic and often served families struggling to afford basic necessities. She told me I …

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May 2, 2017

Statement on Democratic Designation Update

The Monroe County Democratic Committee designation process is the ultimate insider game. It is a battle of two party factions who have been at odds for decades. This process has picked the eventual winner only once in the last four contested mayoral races. I’ve participated in the process out of respect for the party, to speak with committee members and …

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April 27, 2017

Alexander Reveals He’s Unprepared for Job

Cedric Alexander revealed today he is unprepared to serve in his new role as deputy mayor. Mayor Lovely Warren likely hired the former police chief to counteract the mayoral candidacy of another former police chief. Unfortunately for Warren, Alexander revealed he’s just as empty as James Sheppard. On WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson, the host revealed he agreed to Alexander’s …

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