I have had contact with Ikea and was told they will not come to this area because they only build in area the have 2 million people in a 40 mile radius.
The house cleaning is looking good. I am hoping Lovely can do good things for the city.
The first thing that came to mind was, "Ikea?" That's the only retail tourist attraction I can think of. It would certainly draw crowds from Buffalo and Syracuse.
All this talk about shopping mall's and thing's what about the city school's.when are they to have a chance like other school's where folk's stick as one to make sure are kid's learn the best.they also need program's to attend to keep out of trouble ,thing's they like or ,would take interest in .more job's wouldn't hurt too.if we are going to have some type of future let's stop guessing at what we need and actually get something done that has a long life meaning.
Now is not the right time for city council to step in on this, it's really up to Lovely Warren to name her Police Chief and for him or her to set a direction.
As I see it, the city will either make some pronounced effort to increase enforcement of the state's existing anti-drug laws (I have suggested increased undercover narcotics investigation and SWAT-style drug house raids) as a "get-tough" policy, or it will continue to largely ignore the problem in the name of "improved community relations."
Stop-and-frisk of street-corner loiterers is not going to be a solution. The serious hard drug sales are occurring from drug houses, not in open-air. Open-air sales are mostly marijuana. What's required is actual undercover work by narcotics detectives, to include developing informants and executing controlled crack cocaine and heroin buys from drug houses. This is not regular patrol officers riding around and running their low-level harassment game by briefly shining their spotlights on corner crowds, then driving on.
It's up to Warren to establish her credibility on this.
Since selling illegal drugs is, in fact, illegal, then isn't the city already a drug-free zone?
Of course it's unconstitutional! And it wouldn't work even if it were passed. These politicians just want to look like they're doing something. I lived in the middle of this for 7 years and never called Adam Mcfadden to complain. I didn't like much of it and I was mildly inconvenienced at times. Sometimes, I was downright furious, but I never thought I had the power to do anything about it or thought I could make a phone call to someone who did.
Now things make sense. Passing drug free zones would mean more citizens would be arrested and this would help justify the increase of $1.5 million for the housing of prisoners in the jail. Too bad they are not interested in decreasing the number of people in jail as a way to cut costs as that would help everyone.
Message to the new Mayor: Please scrap the red-light cameras. This unwanted and unjustifiable program is flawed and unfair. It drains money from the local economy and sows the seeds of ill will and mistrust among the population. Rochester becomes viewed as unwelcoming; thus discouraging tourism and visits from suburbanites anxious to spend money.
Anti-fracking kooks are the same Luddite Neanderthals who refuse to vaccinate their kids against dreadful diseases; consult a horoscope before getting out of bed in the morning; enjoy the blessings of modern transportation, industry, and agriculture while sanctimoniously denouncing them; and who think the Koch brothers are secretly controlling their thoughts by means of special rays.
We need them to but I wouldn't hold my breath on it.
You have captured the frustration in our Monroe County perfectly! I'd like to remind folks that when you hear the terminology to "ban fracking" we are not just talking about a drilling technique. The issues of toxic waste and toxic water is a grave issue! Ever wonder why PA wants to ship this stuff out of state?? No one talks about the great economic gain of having toxic injection wells on their land. No one wants frack waste water sprayed on their road.
Monroe County, like Erie, has a major water source connecting to our Great Lake Ontario. The Genesee River starts in PA........that alone should be cause for concern! We need our own county legislature to address the toxic industry around drilling for shale gas.
According to the report, the poverty rate for intact families in Monroe County is just over 3%. For deadbeat dad households with young children, it's just under 52%.
Do you really need somebody to draw you a picture?
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