City of Rochester Search Result Rss 12:00:00 AM&maxdatecreated=3/1/2032 12:48:31 PM&datesearchfield=Publish_Date&categories=118 News Release - Rochester Crime Rate Falls to 30 Year Low <strong>(Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017) –</strong> Mayor Lovely A. Warren and Police Chief Michael Ciminelli released a report on the 2016 crime statistics today that shows crime in Rochester continues to decline and the Rochester Police Department’s efforts to reduce shootings are effective. The 2016 crime statistics show Part 1 crimes, those deemed most serious by the FBI, fell to the lowest point in 30 years. City of Rochester 2/28/2017 News Release - RCSD Teams Present Future City Concepts at City Hall <strong> (Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017) — </strong>Mayor Lovely A. Warren, Rochester City School District Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kendra March and City Planning and Zoning Director Zina Lagonegro served as judges for the final round the 2017 Future City Rochester Competition held today at City Hall. Future City is a national competition curriculum where middle school students brainstorm, research, design and build a scale model of a city of the future. This year’s competition theme was “The Power of Public Space” and the City is collaborating with the school district to incorporate the youth’s ideas into the Comprehensive Master Plan Update – Rochester 4.0. City of Rochester 2/28/2017 News Release - Rochester Public Library Named Top Innovator: Feb. 27, 2016 <strong>(Monday, Feb. 27, 2017) –</strong> Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced that the Rochester Public Library (RPL) was named one of 10 Top Innovators during the 2016 Urban Libraries Council (ULC) Annual Forum Awards Ceremony last fall in Kansas City. The Rochester Public Library’s “Reimagining Business Reference in a Mid-Sized City” was selected from nearly 300 submissions in 10 categories that demonstrate the value and impact of public library service. RPL won in the category of Workforce and Economic Development. City of Rochester 2/27/2017 News Release - Mayor Warren Announces Rochester MusicFest will return to Genesee Valley Park <span style=&quot;font-size: 18.6667px;&quot;>Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced that the City’s popular weekend-long music event, SummerFest, will return to its original name, MusicFest, and move back to Genesee Valley Park, on July 14-15, 2017.</span> City of Rochester 2/24/2017 News Release - Public Meeting for Mar. 6, 2017 <strong>(Friday, February 24, 2017) -</strong> The following public meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2017. City of Rochester 2/24/2017 News Release -- City Council Approves Updated ‘Sanctuary City’ Resolution <p><strong style=&quot;font-size: 18.6667px;&quot;>(Tuesday, February 21, 2017) –</strong><span style=&quot;font-size: 18.6667px;&quot;> </span><span style=&quot;font-size: 18.6667px;&quot;>City Council approved a resolution affirming the City of Rochester’s status as a Sanctuary City, Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced this evening. The resolution was submitted earlier this month by Mayor Warren and all nine members of City Council.</span></p> <div><span style=&quot;font-size: 18.6667px;&quot;><br /></span></div> City of Rochester 2/28/2017 City of Rochester News Release - Mayor Warren Announces Chilly Chili Challenge Winners Mayor Lovely A. Warren and the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee have announced the winners of the 2017 Lakeside Winter Celebration Chilly Chili Challenge. Last Saturday, local chili masters competed for the prestigious designation of having the title “Best Chili in Rochester.” The Chilly Chili Challenge brought out an array of contestants from well-known local restaurants, caterers and food service operators, as well as amateurs. Contestants were judged on recipe creativity as well as presentation. City of Rochester 2/17/2017 City of Rochester News Release - Youth Invited to Apply for Summer Employment Opportunities Mayor Lovely A. Warren, Monroe County and RochesterWorks! invite youth between the ages of 14 and 20 to apply for the City's Summer of Opportunity Program (SOOP) and the RochesterWorks! Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). City of Rochester 2/17/2017 News Release - City Closings in Observance of Presidents Day: Feb. 20, 2017 <span style=&quot;font-size: 18.6667px;&quot;>City Hall, Neighborhood Service Centers, R-Centers and other administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day.</span> City of Rochester 2/16/2017 News Release - “Rediscovering Frederick Douglass” Documentary Makes TV, Library Debut for Black Heritage Month in Rochester <strong>(Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017) –</strong> Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today –on Frederick Douglass’ birthday– that the documentary “Rediscovering Frederick Douglass,” will make its broadcast debut on TV during Black Heritage Month on both City 12 TV and WXXI-HD. The program will air at 7 and 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 on City 12 and at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 on WXXI-HD. DVDs are also available for checkout at all City branch libraries. In addition, DVDs are being donated to all Rochester City School District secondary schools. City of Rochester 2/14/2017