If you don’t set goals and measure yourself, you will get nothing done. I set goals for 2010 and I measured myself. This is what I campaigned on and this is how I hold myself accountable to the citizens and taxpayers. My results were not perfect, but I also did not just go along for the ride… Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged ‘2010’
Goal: Focus on high quality workforce housing developments with integrated ownership.
Comments: The best was saved for last. Many of you might not have read much about this in other media or heard it reported on television or radio, but this was one of the top story lines of 2010. For those of us that want progressive policies that help neighborhoods and improve lives; this was a home run. Contrary to the beliefs of some paid lobbyists, cheap housing is NOT affordable housing. Read the rest of this entry »
Goal: Address Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau
Comments: To quote Tom Petty, “You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won’t back down.” Read the rest of this entry »
Goal: Core zoning
Comments: See goal review 11 of 14…
Goal: Neighborhood design and development standards
Comments: Until about December this wasn’t moving and it hurts neighborhoods and developers. Neighborhoods are at risk of poor development standards. Developers don’t have good guidance to start from and run into neighborhood opposition. I will limit my sympathies a little because we have had some real ugly development force through using zoning tricks.
I am committed to getting the IK neighborhood zoning done and approved in 2011, I would also like to see similar zoning for Uptown. The downtown masterplan calls for form based zoning. There has been some conflict about who is slowing the process, the neighborhoods or planning. To be clear only one of these groups gets paid to get zoning work done. That group needs to lead the way and get this done.
Goal: West on 2nd Street planning
Comments: Really good progress here for the neighborhood nicknamed “Uptown.” In 2010, I met with dozens of business / property owners and got their input and buy in. I also spoke with residents in the area and hope to organize them as a neighborhood association. Uptown is not a new project, but an organization a number of rehab and investment projects that are already planned or needed. Unlike other projects that took place on South Broadway or is proposed at 65th street, the uptown project is not creating new expensive and unneeded infrastructure.
Funding for the street portion of the project is included in the sales tax reauthorization. In 2011, planning work should continue. Hopefully we can do a zoning overlay to guide development in the right direction.
Goal: Create a City Energy Baseline
Comments: Credit to Ed Hruska for working with me and others in 2009 to create a city energy commission (6-1 Bruce). This was the group charged with creating a baseline in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
Goal: City Wide broadband
Comments: Well, I tried, but that was a well connected bunch. Guess what… Charter Communications opposed this… At the end of the day our monopoly provider continues to bleed money out of Rochester for overpriced services. What can we do, but continue to give them whatever they want? For most of us there is no competition. Read the rest of this entry »
Goal: Move towards real time pricing at RPU
Comments: Well to be fair I just didn’t get much done in this area and that is too bad because the potential benefit for our local economy is huge. Real time pricing means that we pay the actual cost of electricity at the time we use it. Read the rest of this entry »
Goal: Create GLBT equality policy
Commentary: Credit to Mayor Brede for bringing this forward. The Ordinance passed by a 6-1 margin with only Bruce Snyder opposing the registry. Read the rest of this entry »