City Council News Release - City Council to Hold Listening Session

 For Immediate Release:

September 12, 2020

City Council to Hold Listening Session


On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the Rochester City Council will host a listening session for constituents to speak about recent events in our community, including the death of Daniel Prude, re-imagining public safety, and the resulting protests.

The listening session will be held virtually on Zoom, starting at 5PM. Participants will have three minutes to comment directly to Council. As with Speak to Council, City Council will be there to listen rather than comment. Interested participants should sign up by emailing Katy.Hasselwander@CityofRochester.Gov or by calling 585-428-7538, and providing a brief description of their topic, their name, phone number, and address. Only participant’s names will be shared live. Participants will speak in the order their sign up is received and confirmed by Council staff. We ask participants to keep comments within the three minutes time limit and to refrain from using explicit or derogatory language.


This session will be livestreamed on the Council YouTube Channel and shared on the Council Facebook Page. More information can be found at