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.