Rochester Residents Vote For City Projects

Dec 27, 2013

Credit PBS.org

Rochester Mayor Tom Richards has announced the results of a public vote on some city projects.  There was a two-week voting period where city residents got to weigh in on on how they wanted up to $50,000 in each quadrant of the city to be spent as part of a public safety initiative.

The project chosen in the Southwest quadrant was a career and community education program; 

The winning project in the Southeast quadrant includes neighborhood enhancements including gardens, landscaping and finding ways to slow down traffic; 

In the Northwest, the project winner involves tactics to discourage loitering, street drug sales and gambling, and in the Northeast, the money will help students create a mapping project to assist with crime prevention.