Michael Bruton 
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Re: “Feedback 5/16

Nobody seems to get that there are plenty of poor people in the suburbs and beyond. Everyone has a unique story to tell. Let's back out from the inner-city poverty lines of discussion. What's the point of continuing with the tried and true methods for dividing people?

Save your criticism for those who are intent to get rich off the backs of rich and poor alike. The truth is that the rents in the city are too high at all the levels. If you charge too much for rent, then that's less money to spend elsewhere. City hall needs to stop helping greedy real estate investors. Right now they're playing the role of Robin Hood in reverse. How is that right?

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Posted by Michael Bruton on 05/29/2018 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Planning Commission approves revised plan for Cobbs Hill Village

To City Council: 1. Nobody wants these! 2. It will ruin the park! 3. If you vote for this, I won't vote for you.

Any member of City Council who votes for this will have some explaining. I know it's always: jobs,jobs,jobs; but, come on man!

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Posted by Michael Bruton on 04/05/2018 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Brighton supervisor Moehle calls for smaller Whole Foods Plaza

Nobody has been pointing out that peak grocery shopping hours do not coincide with rush hour congestion times. So, this Monroe Avenue bottleneck scare has been just that; a scare.

Whole Foods Plaza should be built, and perhaps one of the cheaper spin-off stores should be considered. 365 by Whole Foods Market would be a smarter, albeit less greed driven, choice. It would do better.

Amazon ownership of Whole Foods is probably something that keeps Wegmans executives up late into the night. Revolutionary changes to how we shop for food might be just around the corner. Hey, we all get that Wegmans has a flagship store to protect, but business is like war, and ultimately, you want to win the war.

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Posted by Michael Bruton on 03/16/2018 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Parcel 5 plan proceeds; so will the criticism

The simple truth is that Rochester can't afford to build a theater on Parcel 5. The city can't afford to subsidize anything there. City Council should put the property up for auction, sell it to the highest bidder, and forget about it.

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Posted by Michael Bruton on 03/13/2018 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Judge orders environmental review of canal plan

The Erie Canal is artificial. The idea is to keep the water in the canal. I would think that it would be a good idea to do what we can to keep powerful massive root systems away from the embankment.

Trees can cause a lot of damage. Letting nature take it's course is a bad idea here.

The land near the canal is public land and the neighbors are members of the public. Because of where they live they have a greater interest in what happens with the canal. They have been mistreated by members of the Canal Corporation.

The one thing that's clear, besides the cutting of the trees, is that there's been malfeasance in the critically important role of communication with the public.

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Posted by Michael Bruton on 03/10/2018 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Rochester supercharges its riverfront plans

Rochester should not put too many eggs in the riverfront development basket. Boats can't navigate the Genesee River through downtown Rochester because of the waterfalls. Water+Cold= No Visitors+Taxpayer Subsidies.

Not every riverfront has the same potential. Let's not be stupid.

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Posted by Michael Bruton on 03/08/2018 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Parcel 5 theater plan reboots

Once again, our mayor wants some big project to proceed forward without knowing how to pay for it.

This project is nonpublic. Many city dwellers will see their services cut back in order to subsidize this unneeded luxury that most of the taxpayers would never use even if they could afford it.

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Posted by Michael Bruton on 03/06/2018 at 10:38 PM

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