OK, the casino proposition has gotten some play in the media (especially the gov and lej's shenanigans), the prop on the Adirondack land swap has been mentioned in the D&C, and I've recieved a flyer in the mail about the one that eliminates the mandatory retirement age for judges, but what are the other three?
Counting on City to enlighten me....
I am disappointed in this article. Endorsing somebody who has dropped out of the race is counterproductive. Warren is the only candidate with definitive policies available to the public. (lovelyformayor.com/issues has links to PDFs I believe.) And this article references her countering RCSD's efforts. Clearly this newspaper failed to review the stats on our beloved district. Lol
mabarry... How do you know who is a part of their campaign? And anyways, what exactly is wrong with the fact that the people who have worked closely with the mayor for years, watching him rebuild this city and help it avert financial DISASTER, are supportive & want him to stay around? I'd be willing to bet big money that Gary/Molly/whoever would work just as hard to get elected whether they had a job to lose or not.
Everything is not a damned conspiriacy theory. Geesh!
Clint, I COMPLETELY disagree with you. Race-baiting is, in my opinion, one of the lowest forms of discourse - and certainly political strategy. Dispicable. What matters is not that Lovely is black or Tom is white. It's that she will very likely undo all of the hard-fought gains that the mayor has won for our community. Seriously. You think she's ready for prime time? A capable, intelligent, ambitious woman - absolutely! A well-seasoned manager, surrounded by an experienced team? Nope.
I urge you to look more closely at this contest. Race has absolutely nothing to do with it.
City Newspapers does not endorse Green Party Candidates after they write good things about us. They say City Council has more experience but they don't listen to the residents of the city and they vote 9-0 on mostly every proposal made by the Mayor. At City Council meetings they have already made their decisions before the concerned citizens get their opportunity to express their concerns. Twenty minutes after they listen to the citizens they make their vote without any discussion or any concern for the taxpayers.
What Rochester needs (as does Buffalo, where I now live) is to have police patrols on foot in these neighborhoods. Driving around in police cars does nothing to prevent crime; it is only a resource that allows the police to respond quicker.
rebeccarafferty - All that you say about Emily Good may be true. But that begs the question. Do you believe that she's qualified to be Monroe County sheriff?
Third parties in ths country traditionally fail to achieve traction until the public realizes that some national calamity is in the offing which the major parties can not or will not address.. We have the requisite calamities. And neither the Dems nor the Repubs are willing to addtess them. But the American public as a whole has yet to realize what's going on.
What the heck....I will step out on a limb with an early endorsement for President I. 2016....FDR!
What is interesting is that the design of the APPR scoring was to distribute the ratings on a bell curve. I may not be a math person but I do not think 91 percent should be above the median (effective and highly effective). Also the highly effective should have been less than 10%. Something is not right here, and I know a teach in the developing group, her school made a lot of changes to scores and moved teachers up. She teaches Art and no review was done for them.
Good for Bruce Barnes for opposing it, and keep up the good work. Much of University Avenue is, in atmosphere, a "dead zone," but how things are now is not how they were, or how they would be with proper planning in the years and decades to come. The City has done well re the Neighborhood of the Arts; give the Eastman House, which is central to that concept, the opportunity to do as it needs to do in the future there. It is against the interests of the entire community for space in the immediate vicinity of the Eastman House to be blocked off from future development in keeping with its location by the kind of project Morgan Management wants to do, which is as short-sighted, mercenary, shallow, and unwise as are the arguments in support of fracking. I've known the Voiture/40&8 since my late father was County Commander, the immediate vicinity of the Eastman House has been home to me virtually all my life, and my church is the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation next door. I know the area as well as anyone does, and I know what I'm talking about here. Plus, problematic parties ow have devastated the neighborhood's trees, all of which are in a preservation district and none of which are to be taken down without permission of the preservation board, without seeking the permission of the City and too often without being sanctioned by it as proper, already. Put it somewhere else, Morgan. It doesn't belong there. One trusts that the Planning Commission and the Preservation Board will act in the best interests of the city and leave this space as is so that something more supportive of and conducive to what this city can do and be in the future than a mere apartment house can manifest. Kindly remember the folly of ca. 1960, when the City wanted pink apartment houses; I remember, in fact, when the City insisted that an irreplaceable mansion be torn down and that one be built. Sure, Morgan wants the location. But it's not the appropriate use of the space. May I suggest that rather than approving Morgan's Folly, the Preservation Board exercise its authority regarding the trees in the neighborhood.
In response to the two prior comments, if the number of hypothetical residents of this hypothetical apartment or condo project who would visit and even donate to the Eastman House -- if they did -- is sufficient to make a significant difference to the Eastman House, then George's legacy is less than we thought. In terms of the Eastman House's "right" to "possess" the property, well, how much does the Eastman House mean to the community versus how much Morgan Management does? I have no reason to be a fan of City Newspaper's management, but honestly I do not see how it is failing to be objective in this instance. What is a pity is apparent inability to understand why it is important not to split an infinitive.
Last-minute lineup change: Tin Can Set (facebook.com/tincanset) will open the show - Grey Zine won't be playing.
I like most of these, but can we put the kibash on any more creepy black-and-white skeletal animals like the 69ing rats and vulture-thing on the Genesee River Trail?
Will these lectures be recorded so others, not in the area, could purchase them?
Nothing brings style to a neighborhood like a beautiful wall mural. Nice work!
Fowls' debut album will be available for the first time at this show: http://www.bettyelmrecords.com/stream-tracks-from-fowls-into-the-wild/
The Greens have been activists fighting for a wide variety of environmental issues including devastating climate change , fracking and corporate contributions including to gas and oil companies. The Green Party has a long history of activism prior to directing efforts towards obtaining political party status. To imply that they are somehow not against climate change is absurd. One thing for sure is that they rejected was the move by the Sierra Club to contribute $26m supporting shale based gas fracking. Greens have a fundamental principle NO CORPORATE MONIES. That is where the rubber hits the road ,as they say. Bonnie Cannan
That's sort of correct, but applies only to gubernatorial elections. So in the next gubernatorial election, which is in 2014, the Independence Party needs to receive at least 50,000 votes on its line, for its candidate, in order to keep its official recognition by the state. And the same can be said for any New York political party.
In other words, the number of votes the Independence Party receives in the mayoral election won't determine whether it stays on the ballot.
I had a bit of a debate about downtown development economics with Alex on Facebook (we don't know each other) and I was shocked at his ignorance regarding development and taxation issues. He has a simplistic and naive viewpoint based on extremely shallow evidence of supposed 'gifts' to developers by the city. This totally ignores the tax and socio-economic implications of rebuilding the center city. For small investments like selling gutted buildings for a few dollars, the city gets a totally revitalized center city: Midtown, Sibley's, the new Main St Hilton, the Morgan project on the river, the Inner Loop fill...all of these projects are funded and underway. So why critique what are a series of huge wins for Rochester based on strategic investments by the City?
This might be a simple technical issue: The Independence Party needs to gain a certain percentage of votes to stay on the ballots for future elections.
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