Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Week ahead: Events for the week of May 31

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 9:48 AM

ColorBrightonGreen.org will hold the Brighton Eco-Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. The fair consists of a wide range of green vendors, nonprofits, and activities for children, as well as information on topics such as recycling, water conservation, and availability of green products. The event will be held at Brighton High School, 1150 Winton Road South.


The Smoking and Health Action Coalition will present “Airing Big Tobacco’s Dirty Laundry: How the Tobacco Industry Influences Your Community,” from 4 p.m. to 7 pm. on Thursday, June 2. Learn about the tobacco industry’s impact on communities and hear from a former employee of big tobacco. The event will be held at the Thomas Ryan center, 530 Webster Avenue. BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO


City Council’s review of Mayor Lovely Warren’s proposed 2016-2017 budget starts this week. Warren has proposed a $517 million plan that increases spending but lowers taxes for homeowners and businesses.

Council will hold hearings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. Council sets aside a block of time to publicly review the budget of each city department:
• Council/Clerk, 9 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.;
• Administration, 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.;
• Environmental services, 10:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
• Recreation and youth services, 1:30 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
• Library, 3 to 4 p.m.
• Fire Department, 4:05 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The next set of hearings is on Tuesday, June 7. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN 


Monroe County Legislator Mark Muoio will hold a city housing forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at The Community Place, 145 Parsells Avenue.

Muoio and other local officials with talk about safe, stable housing in the city. Housing attorneys and a city code enforcement officer will be at the forum to answer questions.


Climate, environmental justice, and union activists from across New York will gather in Albany on Wednesday to rally for a state powered entirely by renewables. The event is organized by New York Renews, a coalition of social, environmental, and union groups.

A bus to the rally will leave the Park and Ride lot next to St. John Fisher College at 6 a.m., and will return at 7:30 p.m. For more details and to reserve a seat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ny-renews-march-on-albany-tickets-25623277914. BY JEREMY MOULE 




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