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RMAPI will host public information meeting Monday

May 20, 2018

The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative will be hosting a town hall meeting Monday night to discuss their poverty reduction efforts taking place in the community.

The meeting will give members of the community an update on anti-poverty efforts inducing what RMAPI is doing to create systemic change.

Leonard Brock, director of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative says attendees will also learn about participatory budgeting.

"Participatory budgeting is an opportunity for citizens to be trained in how to vet and vote for different projects. How to secure ideas from the general public and be able to come up with a ranking system to say these are the things we want to do to help advance the mission in our community that aligns with the goals of RMAPI."

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Projects would have a budget of up to $200,000. Brock says the goal is to have ideas from the public turn into solutions.

“Understanding that $200,000 is a drop in the bucket, but what are some things that can be done with the $200,000 coming from the community."

The meeting is Monday night at 6pm at Wilson Magnet School.