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Re: “Rochester plans a riverfront renaissance

Why no skate park?

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Posted by J on 03/08/2018 at 3:32 PM

Re: “ConCon offers a chance to reform NY government

I share the author's sentiment and frustration with the NYS status quo, however it seems there's A LOT of confusion about the public pension issue... IF indeed pensions "are protected under the contract clause of the US Constitution", then ConCon proponents should've been MUCH more vocal in educating the masses on this (though I don't see any reference to the US Constitution in Article 5, Section 7 of the NYS Constitution). Additionally, in another article posted by City Limits (the publication the author cited), they link to a NYSUT page arguing against a ConCon and naming pension protection as an issue: https://citylimits.org/election-2017-pros-… City Limits does not appear to refute it... So which is it?? Who is spreading misinformation?? I'd wager that this is THE number one issue that folks in the pension system are (rightfully) worried about and it will most certainly drive the 'NO' vote. I can't say I blame them.

Posted by J on 11/02/2017 at 5:27 PM

Re: “On the road with Zagster

Thanks for the video Kurt!! Rochester needs MUCH better bicycle infrastructure if Zagster is to be successful here (IMO).

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Posted by J on 08/02/2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Designing for a better city

I wholeheartedly agree with her re: the performing arts center on Parcel 5. Has any consideration been given instead to the vacant riverfront lot at the corner of Andrews & Front Streets?? Close to High Falls / GardenAerial, St. Paul Quater, MCC, Transit Center, highway access, and yes - plenty of nearby surface, on-street, and garage parking. It'll be an even better location if/when the City ever addresses the albatross known as Charles Carroll Plaza.

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Posted by J on 07/31/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Lovely Warren’s right about red-light cameras

These cameras, with exception of the very first one at Bertina Forde's Crossing, were NEVER about safety. Rather they were a way for the City (aka Big Brother) to sit back and passively collect $$$ from the citizenry. I personally received three of these tickets - two for right on red, and one for not wanting to stop quickly in slippery conditions. I couldn't count the number of times I've either slammed on the brakes to stop and was almost hit from behind, or put the pedal to the floor to beat the light and almost ran into the car in front of me. Thank you Mayor Warren for putting an end to this truly offensive program... whatever your reasoning.

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Posted by J on 12/19/2016 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Our national nightmare

@ City - " mishandled some e-mails"? Mishandled??? Really? C'mon City, you can do better than that. I voted for her, so I share SOME of your dismay and astonishment, but any ordinary Joe who did what she did would be in handcuffs. She knew better, and you should know better too.

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Posted by J on 11/09/2016 at 12:50 PM

Re: “To transform Rochester, two critical focus points

@Nick R - "imagine a streetcar that takes you from downtown out to the lakeshore and back, with plenty of stops in between." - We already have that, it's called the "1/1X - Lake".

Please forgive me but I don't understand the obsession with transit. People with disposable income (i.e., the people who spend money on restaurants, retail, arts, etc.) 9 times out of 10 will choose their personal vehicle. Rochester (currently) doesn't have the population, job, or "attraction" density to make transit very appealing or to justify many crosstown, circulator, or "street car" routes (if any). The demand simply isn't there.

As for capitalizing on the river... ABSOLUTELY. Crossroads "Park" is an embarrassment. The city should implement the recent study recommendations ASAP.

There are pockets of activity which are encouraging (Inner Loop project will provide a significant boost), but what downtown desperately needs is more JOBS and MARKET-RATE housing... Kudos to those companies CHOOSING downtown over the 'burbs (CGI, Nothnagle, D&C, ESL, et al.) - THIS is what will transform Rochester!

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Posted by J on 09/23/2016 at 2:51 PM

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