Transforming Rochester 111

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Corruption: The Buffalo Billion, what is it and who's making out from this scheme?  How does this connect to Rochester?  The names seem to be the same?  Does the Office of Public Integrity do anything at City Hall?  Less and less it seems.

Transforming Rochester 110

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The next City Council meeting is July 24th.  Call 311 before 5pm on that day to Speak to Council

which starts at 6:30pm.  There's more no bid contracts the city is voting on.  More overpriced studies and some good stuff.  We also discuss the need for more City Recreation for our kids.  It's not just for the children, it will help adults as well.

Transforming Rochester 109

Is Democracy under attack?  We take a historical look to examine what is happening now. (Spoiler Alert: YES!)  How and why we pay taxes has not changed for 150 years.  How should we be collecting taxes today and what should it pay for?

Transforming Rochester 108

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

With Raise the Age legislation about to take affect, there will be a lot more homeless youth in our community.  What should we do?  Also, the pros & cons of legalizing marijuana.

Transforming Rochester 107

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Calvin Eaton from 540 West Main joins us to discuss gentrification.  The Cadillac Hotel is a perfect example of why gentrification isn't right.  And in the second half, are the police the solution to crime?  We say no and have more effective alternatives.

Transforming Rochester 106

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

In the first half, we're joined by Almeda Whitis from Artists Coalition for Change Together.  She'll be in Subracting the Divide at MuCCC on June 16th.  Go to for more details and we'll see you there.  Then we talk about job creation and what the government can do to create the real jobs we need.

Transforming Rochester 105

Friday, June 8, 2018

The next City Council meeting is Tuesday, June 20th. Call 311 to speak to council.  Good news:  they'll be voting on restoring some things the mayor left out of the budget.  Bad news: they're going to pay for it by taking other stuff from poor people as opposed to rich people.  There's actually a development project we like!  I know!  Another look at the budget shows us a upward tick in management and employees in the Mayor's office.  Shocked?  We need development without displacement.

Listen to Alex...

...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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