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Mayor Warren Announces MWBE Successes, Proposes Increased Standards for Contracts

(Thursday, June 3, 2021) – I am submitting legislation to further increase the City’s construction workforce goals. I want to make sure more City spending on roads, buildings and other infrastructure goes toward Minority and Women Owned Enterprises (MWBEs) and people of color.   It is my hope and purpose to achieve equity by providing more and better job opportunities for…

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Entertainment Lineup & Activities for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Rochester Summer Soul Music Fest

(Tuesday, June 1, 2021) – I am very pleased to announce that the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival is taking place this summer on  August 27 and 28th at Frontier Field. As you know, last year the pandemic prevented us from celebrating. Because we’re so resilient here in Rochester, and thanks to our citizens who are protecting…

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Mayor Warren Joins City Staff, Faith and Community Representatives for First Reparations and Universal Basic Income Committee Meeting

(Tuesday, May 18, 2021) – I was joined by City Chief of Staff Brittaney Wells, Chief Equity Officer Dr. Cephas Archie and representatives from faith, community and philanthropic organizations at the City’s first Reparations and Universal Basic Income (RUBI) Committee meeting. The (RUBI) Committee is tasked with exploring the implementation of reparations and a universal basic income program for Rochester. The…

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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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