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Re: “Warren wants answers on RHA dismissal

Instead of wasting all of our time and effort on the RHA...I would like to see Lovley get all questions answered regarding teen intervention programs by adding more than one location; creating jobs; police reorganization and making the streets of "two Rochester's" safer for all folks so we can come to the neighborhoods to spend money ( sales tax rev. increase); body cameras; educational improvements in graduation rates as the School Board cannot seem to fix it after 30 years; abandoned homes and business (2000 or more properties). That is what I would like to focus on !!! Thank you however for sending police along with clergy to improve RPD and Community Relations and build trust once again.

Craig R. Moffitt

Posted by crm135790 on 10/27/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “O'Brien and Funke go on the attack at first debate

The 55th Senate District includes Pittsford, Penfield, Bloomfield, the City of Rochester east of the river and a chunk of Lake Ontario. People and their illegal guns travel in and out of the 55th District causing all sorts of mayhem. Gun control needs to be statewide. O'Brien's vote for the SAFE Act was about doing what was right for New York State. Keeping guns and ammunition out of the wrong hands is what the SAFE Act is doing. It's working. It's not perfect, nothing is, but it's a start.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 10/27/2014 at 1:28 AM

Re: “O'Brien and Funke go on the attack at first debate

The 55th

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 10/27/2014 at 12:55 AM

Re: “O'Brien and Funke go on the attack at first debate

Astorino vs. Cuomo. O’Brien vs. Funke. All are well known names in Rochester. Both races and all four candidates are fine examples of politics as usual. All have flooded television and radio with the most negative and misleading political ads money can buy. Also, as usual, all candidates can claim an ounce of deniability since some of those negative ads are not directly from the candidates. It is always good to have rich friends ready to play dirtier than the candidates themselves.

Every year around this time, you—yes YOU—the voter claim to be fed up with campaigns, politics and most of all, the negative political ads. But you—yes YOU—do not do anything significant to send a message to the candidates. Instead, you—yes YOU—vote the party line. Again.

When you finally reach your breaking point, you will realize you do have options. Just do not cast a vote in the races you are fed up with. Withhold your vote and see what happens. Tired of O’Brien and Funke but still want to cast a vote? Send a message with a write-in candidate of your choosing.

Tired of Astorino and Cuomo? There are other choices. Did you watch the gubernatorial debate? Did you enjoy the constant negative comments going back and forth between Astorino and Cuomo? Are you at a point where you do not know what is true and who to believe? Withhold your vote from the dysfunctional two-party status quo. Use your vote for the candidate or candidates who remain about the fray.

The Green Party’s Howie Hawkins is the only truly progressive candidate for Governor of NY. Howie Hawkins is also the only candidate against hydrofracking.

Think about it. Go you own way.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/26/2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “O'Brien and Funke go on the attack at first debate

candidate against hydrofracking.

Think about it. Go you own way.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/26/2014 at 9:14 AM

Re: “O'Brien and Funke go on the attack at first debate

What is the better alternative to the Safe Act?

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/25/2014 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Cuomo says fracking report due by year's end

We have history to rely on to make a decision about fracking. It is clear that fracking, which would open the door to at least 30 more years of fossil fuel use, is the wrong thing to do. If we frqck, there will appear to be no need to develop clean, alternative fuel sources.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/25/2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Council member calls for investigation of RHA dismissal

Re: “Garretson elected to lead Dems; Gantt leads walkout”

David Gantt used language in a City Newspaper interview earlier this year saying that members of his Democratic Committee "think that we are still on the plantation". I found this to be inexcusable and wrong. I sent a letter to City Council, the Mayor's Office and David Gantt's Office. No response or actions of punishment were taken or given. I even contacted City Council President as I wanted to talk about this issue at a public meeting. I was told it was not appropriate and that my issue did not belong at a council meeting.

Mr. Gantt has helped or endorsed most people that get elected and continue to serve or get re-elected in Rochester,NY. The notion that no one would speak up against such statements and condemn his behavior speaks loudly for City Government. This is, in my opinion, why there are so many problems in City Govt'; the RHA; the RPD; and, more.

Craig R. Moffitt

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Posted by crm135790 on 10/24/2014 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Cuomo says fracking report due by year's end

"Cuomo says fracking report due by year's end"...what year?

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Posted by Bart on 10/24/2014 at 7:07 AM

Re: “[UPDATED] Legality of McFadden's appointment to RHA questioned

"The RHA board and indirectly, the administration of Mayor Lovely Warren, have come under fire for replacing former RHA Executive Director Alex Castro with McFadden. They say it’s cronyism at its worst — a reward for McFadden’s loyalty to Warren and her mentor, State Assembly member David Gantt. They also decry McFadden’s lack of background in housing" quote from writer Fein.

We have a direct conflict of interest with Mc Fadden's temp. appointment to the RHA. So... we make sure he stays out of any city council matter when it involves the RHA. Although, I am glad that Adam ,at the very least ,lives in Rochester unlike the former Alex Castro. If I were Mc Fadden,.. take the job permanently thus resigning from City Council. But I would want to make sure that Adam wears a body camera at all times to make sure he is doing a good and fair job in Rochester for those that really need a home to live and work. As well, a body camera on David so we know that he is fair in his ideas for legislation in the NYS Assembly. It does not seem to me that Lovely is behind any of this mess at the RHA. But she better make sure that Adam has no vote or say in any City Council matter when it comes to a vote involving the RHA.

Craig R. Moffitt

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Posted by crm135790 on 10/22/2014 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Monroe County plans to sell Riga land to COMIDA

Auction it off. It's not COMIDA's job to take on the risk of an unsalable property.

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Posted by Denise Skidmore on 10/22/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Warren wants answers on RHA dismissal

Jennifer, the meeting is at noon.

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Posted by Christine Carrie Fien on 10/22/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “O'Brien and Funke go on the attack at first debate

Because of his vote and support for Cuomo's detestable SAFE Act Ted O'Brien needs to be defeated. He is an intelligent decent man who will succeed elsewhere but he should not represent the 55th District.

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Posted by Jim Harte on 10/21/2014 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Warren wants answers on RHA dismissal

Does anyone know what time the Board meeting is on Wednesday?

Posted by Jennifer Olson-Stuckless on 10/21/2014 at 6:42 PM

Re: “O'Brien and Funke go on the attack at first debate

Ted O'Brien is an opportunist of the worst order, who showed with his vote on the SAFE act that he is happy to vote in a reactionary fashion on poorly drafted bills. His continuing pride in casting a decisive vote for this unsavory, unenforceable law disqualifies him from further public service. Good luck in your next job Ted, you're fired.

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Posted by Bill Of Rights on 10/21/2014 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Warren wants answers on RHA dismissal

Todd Bullard used to be a Monroe County Legislator and was the minority leader in 2000-2002(?). Chris Wilmot was an ally of his. He was overthrown by Jose Cruz and Joe Morelle. He works with Harris Beach,

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Posted by steve on 10/21/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Warren wants answers on RHA dismissal

The attorney to Moses' left at the presser is Todd Bullard, long time friend and campaign advisor to Warren. He hosted a fundraiser for her at Harris Beach last year. Hard to believe they aren't coordinating.

The real costs of this Castro ouster are adding up. 5 lawyers, 2 firms? A forensic audit? That presser alone cost thousands of dollars. Not to mention Castro's severance package. It's troubling that Moses seems to be sparing no expense to cover his behind. Is the full board authorizing these expenses or does he have control of the checkbook? From what I can tell, the RHA board stopped posting its board minutes when the new board (Moses' board) took over. A public body is required to conduct its business in public, not in secret. If the board's claims are legit, should be some public record of these 'questionable business practices' and 'stonewalling' in the minutes, no?

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Posted by GeorgeOconnor on 10/21/2014 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Warren wants answers on RHA dismissal

Moses was either seriously misguided by the Mayor and now needs to put his head in the sand, or he is simply arrogant by doing something that would clearly jeopardize the Mayor in which case he should publicly apologize. Either way he and vice chair Page need to go. There selection process was simply childish. They should not be in positions where they can so easily abuse power.

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Posted by Gotta Say It on 10/21/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Police chief responds to problems with city's red-light camera program

Photo enforcement is a misuse of advanced computer and camera technologies. The privacy issue is a red herring. The real issue is that these red-light cameras are money machines. They will be removed when income stops being generated. It's too good to be true that a safety benefit can also be a money maker. We really need our federal leaders to wake up and put an end to these abuses.

Posted by Mike Bruton on 10/21/2014 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Warren wants answers on RHA dismissal

Pass the popcorn, this is getting interesting.

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Posted by Jonsey on 10/21/2014 at 11:45 AM

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