This past Tuesday evening Reconnect Rochester co-sponsored a Mayoral forum on issues related to land use, neighborhood urban planning, transportation, development and revitalization. Bill Johnson, Tom Richards, and Alex White went toe to toe and Rachel Barnhart (WHAM 13 News) moderated.
In all, well over 200 people turned out and submitted questions ranging from planning to poverty. The event was the first extended, in-depth forum of Rochester’s mayoral campaign and was covered by several local news outlets including YNN, WROC, and the D&C.
Introduction: Rachel Barnhart
Question 1: Walkability
Question 2: Holistic Planning
Question 3: Public Engagement
Question 4: Transit and the Automobile
Question 5: Higher Education Assets
Audience Question 1: Urban Blight & Renewal
Audience Question 2: Charlotte
Audience Question 3: City & County Partnership
Audience Question 4: Parking
Audience Question 5: Poverty
Audience Question 6: Rail Transit
See also: A New Future For Transit In Rochester