Larry Champoux 
Member since Sep 19, 2012

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Re: “Monroe Dems get a taste of victory

Geez, who is this "real Democrat" that Robert Patterson and Beatrix Davis imagine? Democrats are clearly a diverse lot of human beings, who agree and disagree with each other on the whole gamut of issues facing our community, our nation and the world. The quest to find only "true Democrats" to run for office is a key factor for many of our recent defeats. Our efforts should be expansive, both within our current ranks to heal our broken trust, and outward to bring others into the party. Bravo to all Democrats who are making that happen.

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Posted by Larry Champoux on 11/16/2017 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Affording the arts

With so many great cultural organizations with such crucial fiscal demands, why does Mayor Lovely Warren support wasting $85 million dollars on a performing arts center downtown that the public has no great desire for and that will likely require annual ongoing subsidy from city tax dollars. This makes no sense at all and is clearly a misplaced priority.

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Posted by Larry Champoux on 07/25/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Accusations traded over police altercation

Seven dime bags of marijuana hardly seems worth the effort, but as long as it is as illegal as it is, the police must enforce the law. The reform of marijuana laws is not big on my list of priorities, but it seems that it would be important to move part of this discussion to state legislators. I would guess that last week, there were many, many grams and dime bags of marijuana sold on the patios of Pittsford, the garages of Gates and the backyards of Brighton, but those youth seem to be exempt from these laws.

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Posted by Larry Champoux on 09/28/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “More growth downtown? Developers keep signing on

Can we require that the Strong Museum improve its dreadful record of serving the poor children who live right outside their doors, if, as taxpayer and citizens we opt to support this big project? Let's get real. Childhood poverty is our community's most daunting problem and the Strong Museum, as a leader in children's education, has been hiding away for too long.

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Posted by Larry Champoux on 09/21/2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Removal of airport artwork causes turbulence

Let's see which Republican cronies are in the background here: Advertising at the airport has been managed by Maggie Brooks' BFF Arnie Rothschild and the Frontier Business Center came to be in partnership with Frontier's Ann Burr, currently a Board Member of the allegedly corrupt and fading fast COMIDA and wife of former local Republican Party Chair. Some of this artwork was removed to make way for Republican Crony projects.

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Posted by Larry Champoux on 05/25/2016 at 10:36 PM

Re: “SUNY Polytech wants Legacy Tower for photonics HQ

Both locations have merit, but the Legacy advocates have failed to articulate how this location will benefit our community more than the Sibley location. It appears to me that the Legacy location is tailor made for suburban flight--easy to get to from the expressway, and very easy to leave once again, perpetuating an old, ongoing problem. The Legacy advocates owe it to our community to expressly detail how they will ensure that the Legacy location will serve our community. We do not want to hear any vague promises. What are their EXACT plans to ensure that downtown clearly will benefit? The Sibley advocates have long already made this case. Regarding the SUNY Polytechnic Institute: they are getting off to a very bad start if this is how they expect to work with local leaders. The Gov should rein them in.

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Posted by Larry Champoux on 08/18/2015 at 12:30 PM

Re: “[UPDATED] RTS says no more city student busing

Thank you for telling us your agency mission Mr. Carpenter, but you are seriously lacking in of your stated values "Fresh Thinking: We take time to discover and develop ideas that create value for our company, our customers, and our community." As a quasi-public agency that has reaped great benefits from public dollars including a spanking new transit center, this is inexcusable behavior. Roll up your sleeves Mr. Carpenter and start doing some of that "Fresh Thinking" you supposedly value so much.

12 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Larry Champoux on 04/29/2015 at 7:35 PM

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