News Release - Mayor Warren Thanks Assembly Delegation for Securing $20.7 million in Capital Funding for Rochester

City of Rochester

News Release


(Thursday, April 16, 2015) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today thanked the members of Rochester’s New York State Assembly Delegation for securing more than $20 million in funding for capital projects in Rochester. City Council President Loretta Scott joined the Mayor in thanking the delegation.

“These funds will allow us to invest in critical projects in Rochester, which will provide a direct stimulus to the local economy and help us create more jobs, safer neighborhoods and better schools,” said Mayor Warren. “Residents, visitors and employers across the city will all benefit from these investments. I want to thank Speaker Carl Heastie; the dean of our delegation, Assemblyman David Gantt; Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle; and Assemblyman Harry Bronson for their tireless work in Albany on behalf of Rochester.”

“I am thankful to our Assembly Delegation for securing this capital funding for Rochester,” said President Scott. ”We have critical infrastructure needs, and this infusion of money will allow for much needed improvements throughout our community.”

“I am pleased to have secured over $20 million in additional financial support that will provide the City of Rochester with the resources needed to ensure its long-term success,” said Assembly Majority Leader Morelle. “These funds will make essential quality of life investments in the city’s many neighborhoods, provide critical resources to our brave first responders, and support the city’s economic resurgence. I am thankful to Speaker Heastie and my colleagues in the Rochester Delegation for their commitment to ensuring the needs of the city and its residents continue to be met. I look forward to continued collaboration with Mayor Warren and all of our local partners as we work to build a future for our City that is brighter than its past.”

“It’s important for the Assembly and Rochester to partner to ensure funding investments for the sake of our families,” said Assemblyman Harry Bronson. “I thank my colleagues and Speaker Heastie for their commitment in obtaining this important funding, and I know the families of Rochester will benefit from this investment. Rochester has many needs and this funding is a small step in addressing some of those needs.”

Mayor Warren Thanks Assembly Delegation for Securing $20.7 million in Capital Funding for Rochester
Rochester’s has secured $20.7 million in through the Assembly’s capital funding allocation in the 2015-16 State budget.

Projects that could potentially benefit from the funding include:
• Police and fire equipment;
• New playground equipment;
• Renovations to the Central Library;
• Neighborhood infrastructure improvements including the re-alignment of the Dewey Avenue and Driving Park area; a new Midtown pedestrian corridor; and new curbs, sidewalks and light fixtures along residential streets.

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