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Rochester Solicits Feedback For City Priorities

June 21, 2018 10:29 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- As the Med City continues to grow, Rochester leaders are gathering feedback from the community as to what should be the city's priorities.

The city hired a consulting firm to gather data through several public meetings with residents and city staff. Thursday, residents of Ward 3 discussed everything from affordable housing to traffic and education.

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Paula Hardin, a disability advocate who has multiple sclerosis, wants to see the city make both structural and cultural changes to become more friendly for those with mobility issues.

"I would like to see the city embrace fair, free transit," she said. "I can't get to the library in less than an hour and 17 minutes."

Councilor Nick Campion said residents shared honest feedback about what was important to focus on in the future as well as what the city is currently doing well.

"The council's job now really is to take that in, think on it and make sure we're all kind of reflecting those community objectives," he said.

The consultants will aggregate the comments received from the past few meeting and compile them for the city council to review at their retreat in July.

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