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Mayor Warren Joined Senators Samra Brouk, Jeremy Cooney and Tim Kennedy to Announce an Additional $5.4 Million Investment in City Transportation Projects Now Totaling Nearly $12 Million in State Funding for the City of Rochester.

(Monday, May 17th, 2021) — As first-year legislators, Senators Brouk and Cooney have clearly hit the ground running in Albany with a determined commitment to getting results for our City. I want to commend and thank them for working in partnership with Senator Kennedy and the members of the Transportation Committee to secure these critical funds for Rochester. By enhancing…

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Mayor Warren Honors County, Faith and Community Partners for Pandemic Recovery Efforts

(Thursday, May 13, 2021) — Today we are pleased to honor Monroe County, Faith and Community Based Organizations, and City R-Centers and Library Branches for their pandemic recovery efforts. Rochester is emerging and recovering stronger and more equitable from this pandemic than ever before. I am so appreciative of our faith leaders and community partners for their dedication to our citizens…

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Mayor Warren Presents Budget to Achieve Equity, Expand Pandemic Relief & Reduce Average Tax Bills

(Friday, May 14, 2021) – My 2021-22 budget proposal includes critical investments designed to reverse structural inequity; expand pandemic-relief programs, increase home ownership and hold taxes and fees at levels that result in reduced payments for homeowners. We stand at a very pivotal moment in our community. We can look forward to the future, with determination and a clear vision and…

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Let There be Grass!

I am excited to announce that we are one step closer to transforming “At the 5” into a vibrant entertainment and meeting space in the heart of our Downtown! While I share our community’s excitement about the completion of this project, I ask residents to be patient and give the beautiful new sod time to take hold and and get ready…

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Mayor Warren Announces Online Community Forum to Help Residents Participate in New York’s Cannabis Industry

(Thursday, April 22, 2021) – NY State is implementing the legalization of marijuana and we want our residents to have the opportunity to hear what it takes to own a cannabis-related business. We will be hosting an online community meeting with NYS Assembly Majority Leader Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes so we can share information with Rochester residents as relates to the NY…

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Round 2 of Rent-Relief Funding Now Available

(April 21, 2021) Round 2 of rent-relief funding to help prevent evictions and homelessness related to the Coronavirus Pandemic is now available. If you need assistance, begin by calling 211 where a pre-screening will be administered. One of 13 non-profit agencies contracted by the City and County will be available to assist qualified applicants. Since last summer 1944 households received assistance. With this…

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Mayor Warren and Partners Encourage Vaccinations

(Tuesday, April 13, 2021) On Saturday, April 10th I was joined by partners in government, the City Department of Recreation and Human Services Commissioner Daniele Lyman-Torres and other community partner representatives with the goal of encouraging all city residents to get vaccinated. I am pleased to announce that over the next three weeks, residents aged 16 and over who live…

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Mayor Warren Meets with Senator Sanders

(April 9, 2021) I met this week with Senator James Sanders Jr., Chair of the Senate Committee on Banks and Leader of the Senate Task Force on Minority Women Business Enterprise, to discuss how to help advance our City’s equity and recovery efforts in Rochester’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. I’m grateful to Senators Jeremy Cooney and Samra Brouk for joining us…

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Mayor Warren Obtains Over Ten-Times the Required Signatures for Election Ballot

March 26, 2021: Volunteers hit the streets during the recent three-week petitioning period obtaining signatures from registered voters, ensuring that  Mayor Lovely A. Warren’s name is on the ballot for the upcoming 2021 elections. Mayor Warren exceeded the 300 signature requirement by 1400%, securing more than 4,000 signatures.  Petitioners reported that the citizens of Rochester were happy to sign while…

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FAITH IN ACTION STORY MAP!

(March 9, 2021) Today, I excitedly launched the Faith in Action Story Map! This is an interactive web platform that uses geographic information to tell the story of the City’s amazing collaboration with Rochester’s houses of worship! From adopting schools to housing developments– Faith in Action is getting it done!  Interested congregations can also contact the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services…

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