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Monday, January 15, 2018

Housing is a human right.  The problem of Southview Towers is an indication that we need to look at housing differently.  We also look at the Silvon Simmons situation in terms of what RPD does and how our local judicial system works.

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Transforming Rochester 86

Want to be on the City School Board? Here's how. There's a City Council meeting happening on January 23rd. Sign up to speak to council. Someone wants to build a park. How to stop this.

Alex White is running for Mayor

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

It is true I am once more running for Mayor and I am doing so because Rochester is getting worse not better.  Poverty is up from 30% in 2011 to 33% in 2016.  We have more than 3000 vacant properties in our neighborhoods, our schools still fail more than half our children, and we keep giving away more and more to rich developers to building housing like Eastman Garden Apartments which was given $600,000 in cash and then $18 million in tax breaks to create 52 senior apartments. 

This has to end to see what I will do go to my platform to get a glimpse of what needs to be done.
To see what others are saying about me and the press on the campaign see the links below.

Alex White announces he is running for mayor

Evan Dawson talks with Alex White about running for mayor, taxes in Rochester and much more.

Need to Know has Alex White on to talk about running for Mayor and his plans for Rochester.

Conflicts of interests in Finger Lakes Region Economic Development Council.

Friday, December 23, 2016

In the rush of the holiday seasons you might have missed the announcement of the winners of New York States regional  economic development hunger games.  If you did notice then you know our region did well getting $80.7 million in aid for our area. Unfortunately this is only part of the story.  What seems to have escaped notice by the press are the numerous conflicts of interest present in this award.

For 5 years now Cuomo has made different regions compete for economic development money. The state is divided up into 10 regions each with their own economic development council composed of the political and economic leaders of the area.  This group then chooses projects to include in their bid for funds and the state then chooses what to fund. 

This process was put in place by Cuomo to make economic development more effective through the magic of competition.  It is hard to tell weather competition is working in economic development it seems conflicts of interests abound.  In the Finger lakes region alone 8 of the 33 awards announced have a direct connection to board members.  

The Cost of Corporate Welfare

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Why Rochester Can't Have Nice Things

Running for city council

Friday, May 22, 2015

Four years ago I ran for City Council against Adam McFadden. Since this time poverty has increased in Rochester by more than 1 percentage point, we have had numerous major police incidents while our crime rate remains one of the highest in the state, and our neighborhoods are littered with vacant abandoned homes. Meanwhile our city has given more than $600 million to rich people to build buildings which despite the promise of jobs have failed to halt the rise of poverty. Meanwhile my opponent seeks a new job with Rochester Housing Authority and is willing to lie to get this job. Clearly we are on the wrong path. I am Alex White, I am a small business owner, I have created jobs, I have rehabbed houses in the city, and I have advocated for the citizens of Rochester. I feel we elect our leaders to provide prosperity to our city and they have failed. I believe I have the experience to help restore prosperity for all Rochestarians.
How to improve our city 
The Poverty Problem in Rochester
How to reduce violence in Rochester
Making our neighborhoods safer
Corporate Welfare in Rochester Makes us Poorer
Movie on Corporate Welfare

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...on Transforming Rochester on Rochester Free Radio. You can see when it's on at the Rochester Free Radio show schedule.

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