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Rochester City Council narrowly approves $697M budget | #citycouncil

Rochester City Council voted Tuesday night to approve Mayor Malik Evan’s $697 million budget by a 5-4 vote. MORE: Rochester mayor proposes budget, announces ‘historic’ decrease in city property tax rate The Rochester Police Department and the city’s department of environmental services make up a large portion of the budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. […]

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Rochester council set for update on $205 million sales-tax spending plan – Post Bulletin | #citycouncil

ROCHESTER — Details related to potential plans for Rochester’s newly approved half-cent sales tax extension are beginning to emerge. In November, 53.6% of voters authorized the local sales tax extension to provide $205 million for four projects, which are: On Monday, the Rochester City Council will receive updates on planning status for each set of […]

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Downtown historic district returning to Rochester City Council for debate – Post Bulletin | #citycouncil

ROCHESTER — A potential downtown commercial historic district will return for Rochester City Council discussion on Monday. “I think we talked about this ad nauseam,” council member Mark Bransford said in December. “It’s something we have to decide on.” The 32-property district was initially proposed by the city’s Heritage Preservation Commission in 2019, but council […]

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Happy news must wait for council watch parties in Rochester – Post Bulletin | #citycouncil

Answer Man, We need help! Some of us in our retirement community like to have a small happy hour on Mondays to watch the Rochester City Council meetings on television. We applaud or boo the actions of the members from our former wards.  It’s been a real problem lately, since cable channel 180 has either […]

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Rochester City Council – Pot Retailer Ordinance & Sales Tax Vote | #citycouncil

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) – The Rochester City Council has a busy agenda Monday evening with eight public hearings scheduled, including one that involves the state law legalizing recreational marijuana as of August 1. City staff is proposing a new ordinance that would limit the number of businesses that would be licensed to sell cannabis […]

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Court records show history of erratic conduct by Rochester City Council member Molly Dennis – Post Bulletin | #citycouncil

ROCHESTER — A Post Bulletin review of public records involving Rochester City Council member Molly Dennis reveal a pattern of behavior that is conflict-driven and oftentimes erratic, not only in her public role but also her personal life. Dennis, who was censured by her peers on the City Council in March , was the subject […]

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City Council to Discuss Possible Rochester Sales Tax Extension | #citycouncil

Rochester, Mn (KROC-AM News) – Rochester City Council appears ready to go back to the Minnesota Legislature this year to seek authorization to hold a referendum on another extension of the city’s half-cent sales tax. The city went to the state legislature last year with a request to extend the existing tax but it was […]

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Rochester City Council attends “Clarissa Uprooted” exhibit | #citycouncil

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — City Council President Miguel A. Meléndez, Jr. and Vice President Mary Lupien, along with other city council members, attended the “Clarissa Uprooted” exhibit on Friday. The exhibit explores the history of Rochester’s Third Ward, which was previously known as the Clarissa Street Neighborhood while highlighting the community, celebration, and culture shared […]

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Rochester City Council Rep Changes Mind On Re-Election Bid | #citycouncil

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – A member of the Rochester City Council has done a 180 and decided NOT to run for another term. Third Ward representative Nick Campion filed earlier for re-election but has since changed his mind. Photo provided by Nick CampionPhoto provided by Nick Campion Campion says “With careful consideration with my […]

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