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City Council Vice President Willie Lightfoot Endorses Mayor Lovely Warren

Lightfoot Stresses Mayor’s Work to Fight Crime & Violence and Support Small Businesses (June 21, 2021) – City Council Vice President Willie Lightfoot endorsed Mayor Lovely Warren for reelection citing her leadership to bring crime to 30-year-lows prior to the pandemic and her success creating jobs and supporting small businesses. “Mayor Warren has gotten it done. She has doubled the…

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City Council President Loretta Scott Endorses Mayor Warren for Reelection

Scott Calls Warren “Her Trusted Partner to Protect Our Community, Reform Policing and Create Jobs!” (Wednesday, June 16, 2021) – City Council President Loretta Scott today endorsed Mayor Lovely Warren for Reelection. President Scott has worked with Mayor Warren for years to meet the needs of Rochester’s citizens.  “I’ve always fought for Rochester. And, Mayor Warren has been my strongest…

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City Councilwoman LaShay Harris and County Legislator Sabrina LaMar Endorse Mayor Lovely Warren

Strong Women Leaders Stand-Up & Back “Our City’s Strongest Leader for Our Families” (Thursday, June 17, 2021) – City Councilwoman LaShay Harris and County Legislator Sabrina LaMar today endorsed Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. The two female leaders stressed Mayor Warren’s success in providing programs and services to lift up City families, her leadership through the pandemic and her willingness to…

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City Councilperson Mike Patterson and County Legislator Vince Felder Endorse Mayor Lovely Warren

Northeast Rochester Leaders Support Warren Because “She Has Delivered for Our Neighborhoods!” (Thursday, June 17, 2021) – City Councilmember Mike Patterson and County Legislator Vince Felder today endorsed Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. The two Northeast Rochester leaders stressed all that Mayor Warren has done to deliver for city neighborhoods, particularly in their districts. “Mayor Warren is the first Mayor in…

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Mayor Warren Releases Fourth Episode of the 2021 State of the City: “Teaching to Fish”

(Thursday, June 17, 2021) – Today I released the fourth episode of the 2021 State of the City entitled “Teaching to Fish,” which focuses on the City’s efforts to financially empower residents, create jobs and assist entrepreneurs. Also featured is the role of the City’s Office of Community Wealth Building, which is under the leadership of Dr. Lomax Campbell. The 2021…

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Big Budget Passes and Puts People First!

(June 15, 2021)-Let me be clear. The adopted City budget will protect taxpayers and build upon our success overcoming the pandemic to create more jobs, safer more vibrant neighborhoods and greater educational opportunities. It continues our work to create equity and fairness for all. This budget keeps our tax levy flat.  It reduces property taxes for homeowners and keeps taxes…

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Mayor Warren Celebrates Completion of Phase 1 of the Expansion at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial

(Tuesday, June 15, 2021) – The first phase of the expansion project of the Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial is complete, demonstrating our commitment to fulfill the vision of the ROC the Riverway waterfront revitalization program. The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial is well on its way to becoming the premiere sports and entertainment complex…

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Don Samuel Torres Park Improvements Now Complete (Friday, June 11, 2021) – The improvements made to Don Samuel Torres Park, 70 Oakman St. along N. Clinton Avenue are now complete. The project began in the summer of 2020 and a series of capital improvements were made to the basketball court, baseball field, playground, fitness equipment, landscaping, infrastructure and newly built Dominoes tables.…

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The Dawson Development Team Selected to Drive Private Investment in the Bull’s Head District

(Thursday, June 10, 2021) –I want to welcome the Dawson Development Team of Atlanta, Ga to Rochester. This highly qualified team has a proven track record in urban revitalization and reinvestment. I am happy to announce that they will serve as the City’s partner in developing approximately 12 acres of City-owned property in the Bull’s Head district. The Bull’s Head…

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Mayor Warren Signs the Community Choice Aggregation Agreement, Moving City Residents One Step Closer to Getting Their Electricity from Renewable Sources.

As a result of this agreement, the City can choose an electricity supplier that offers lower electric rates with reduced price volatility through fixed rates and longer-term contracts. It also allows people to purchase their electricity from 100% renewable sources. This move creates market pressure to increase the supply of clean energy and reduce the demand for carbon-producing fossil fuels.…

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Mayor Warren Congratulates Lawrence Brumfield, First African-American Promoted to Battalion Chief in Rochester

Today, the Rochester Fire Department passed another milestone on its path to reflect the diverse population of the city with the promotion of Lawrence Brumfield to Battalion Chief. He is the first Black man to gain that rank in the latest of a long line of ‘firsts’ for the 24-year Department veteran. Battalion Chief Brumfield joined the RFD in 1997…

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