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Monday, March 26, 2018

We look at the history of Midtown Plaza, where it was, how it got to where it is now, and what are we going to do with Parcel 5. (Picture from

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's budget season again and the City wants your opinion.  Or do they?  There is also a new Tenant's Union forming in Rochester.  How can we help people living in awful apartments?

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

City Council is coming up Tuesday, March 20th.  Call 311 to sign up to Speak to Council at 6:30pm.  There's good stuff & bad on tap at the meeting.  We also discuss an idea to help with Food Justice in Rochester.  There's a lot of vacant land in the city.  Why not use it to grow food where there's food apartheid?

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

To focus on public safety, we shouldn't just be focusing on policing.  We should decriminalize marijuana, create jobs for teenagers and young adults, expand recreation, and provide housing for the homeless.  At the same time, police should be retrained to use more restorative methods and there should be follow-up with people who use police services with resources.  Also, the Roc the River concept is government corruption and incompetence at its finest.  You have to hear this to believe it.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Quick updates on previous topics: Cobbs Hill & swapping public land.  The City is giving us contaminated park land.  Ways to deal with our gun problem that the mainstream media isn't discussing.  We're being ripped off by our electricity companies.  What can we do about it?

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Monday, February 19, 2018

This week we discuss changes in our criminal justice system.  Bail, public defenders, probation, prisons, & restorative justice.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Why we should be more focused on home ownership than rentals.  We have solutions.  We look at what some other cities are doing to help the homeless that we could easily do in Rochester.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The next City Council meeting is Tue, Feb 20th.  Speak to Council is at 6:30pm.  Call 311 to get on the list to speak.  The more things change the more they stay the same with our City government.  We also discuss the state of our local minor league sports teams and how we can keep them solvent.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

We update the Cobbs Hill Development project as well as Rochester's point system.  It's all ridiculous.  With the bad news about downtown, we look at Amazon's Hunger Game to improve our city.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Why hasn't the brownfield cleanup in the PLEX neighborhood taken place yet?  Ask ExxonMobil.  How can we help one of the poorest sections of the City?  Then, we win by losing.  Amazon is NOT coming to Rochester.

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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.

Contact Take Back the Land at

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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.

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