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Mayor Warren talks ‘State of the City’ Thursday-D&C Article-February 9, 2015

Mayor Warren talks ‘State of the City’ Thursday
David Riley, Staff writer

Mayor Lovely Warren will give a State of the City address Thursday night at Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School.

Warren is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. at the school at 501 Genesee St.

The State of the City speech is typically an annual tradition for Rochester’s mayor and outlines his or her priorities for the coming year.

It’s not yet clear what Warren will discuss, but she has repeated three common themes in recent remarks: Creating more jobs, making neighborhoods safer and improving schools.

Several critical city projects or initiatives are in the works this year, including:

• Reorganizing Rochester Police Department patrol areas into five sections instead of two.

• Finding strategies to fight poverty by trying to cut the poverty rate in one part of the city by a single percentage point in a year.

• Shepherding several major development projects, including the Port of Rochester and Midtown Plaza.

• The continued rollout of Warren’s 3-to-3 education initiative.

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