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Urban Action 6/13 

This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)

New downtown taking shape

The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation will hold "Downtown Rising 2018" on Tuesday, June 19. The event will feature presentations by several downtown developers and investors: Meade Curtis, vice president of WinnCompanies; Chris Hill, vice president of I.Gordon Corporation; Jason Hilton and Colin Delaney, co-owners of Pop Roc-Comics; Naomi Silver, president and CEO of Rochester Red Wings; Patrick Dutton, president of Dutton and Company; Bob Bartosiewicz, president of CGI Communications. Tickets: $45 RDDC members; $60 non-members. The event will be held at JAF Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street, with registration from 11:30 to noon, and the luncheon program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Reservations needed by Friday, June 15; call 546-6920 or

Going green will hold the "Brighton Eco-Fair" on Sunday, June 17. There will be many green vendors and information available about green energy, water conservation, green consumer products, and recycling. There will also be student projects to view, activities for children, and a silent auction to benefit The event will be held on the Brighton High School grounds along with the Brighton Farmer's Market, 1150 Winton Road South, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are invited.

Public input on transportation

The city will host a series of public meetings to gain input for the Comprehensive Access and Mobility Plan. The plan will serve as a guide for future development of the city's transportation network for all modes of transportation: vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle, bus transit, and those modes used by people with disabilities. The city recognizes that the way people move around is changing from a car-first approach to car-optional and meeting the needs of residents and vendors will require planning. The meetings will take place in June and July: Wednesday, June 13, Wolk Older Adult Center, 25 Franklin Street, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 16, Rochester Public Market, 280 North Union Street, 10 a.m. to noon; Monday, June 18, Central Library, 115 South Avenue, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, June 20, Department of Human Services, 691 St. Paul, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Saturday, July 21, Healthikids PlayROCs, time and locations to be determined; and Saturday, July 28, the Puerto Rican Festival, 333 Plymouth Avenue, noon to 4 p.m. Information and online survey:


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