NOTE TO MY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
Resolve the really important issues and they can no longer be used as decisive campaign issues.
This applies to Democrats and Republicans. Voters have the option to vote for a rude, crude racist who wants to build a wall, deport millions and ban those who identify with a certain religion. While this would ordinarily seem too absurd to gain traction, it is happening. The racist candidate has a surprising number of very hateful followers. Both Democrats and Republicans are to blame for this issue and the rise of Trump and his hateful followers.
Immigration reform has been a hot political topic for far too many years. Whether there had been sweeping changes all at once or a gradual development of immigration law, something should have been done. This issue should have been adequately resolved by now. Because it was not addressed realistically, we are faced with the possibility of a Trump presidency.
Shame on you for not taking action on immigration.
A good question to ask. Would you rather have a nice green space or another vacant building?
Forcing development on parcel 5 is a far worse idea than green space, especially if the green space is temporary.
The absolute worst idea is a performing arts center that is guaranteed to lose money each year and need taxpayer life support to survive.
Green space is underrated. In developer's eyes, green space should be buit upon. Until evert existing vacant building in the center city is occupied, why build any new buildings?
Unless you're talkung about Native Americans, you're talking about immigrants.
Robert Keck Both the inner loop and Whole Foods are about traffic issues.
The protest at East and Alexander was necessary. The response by police in riot gear was intimidating and unnecessary. The police chief and Mayor Warren should have set an example by meeting with the protesters in the intersection...it would have bern quite symbolic.
If protests are always met with the same type of response , nothing will ever change for the better.
I remember my my visit to the Rochester airport in 1992. I was living in Elmira at the time and working at the Arnot Art Museum. I purchased tickets at a ridiculous discount on Northwest Airlines and had to fly out of Rochester.
Being totally unfamiliar with Rochester and its airport, I arrived about 5 hours before my flight. Instead of being bored during those 5 hours, I found an airport with interesting art. It was almost like visiting a spacious museum. I remember walking around for hours looking at all the art on display. I would sit and read for short periods of time only to get up to look at certain pieces of art again and again.
Recent visits to the airport showed me a building being drained of its vibrancy with the removal of the artwork. I vividly remember a friend arriving for a visit commenting on pictures of Maggie Brooks and all the advertising. Just to be clear, those comments were negative comments.
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