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Connections: How much influence do neighborhood groups have on shaping land use policies?

The debate over a proposed redevelopment at Cobbs Hill is just one example of the heated debates that can happen regarding land use, housing, and the rights of neighbors to weigh in.

A newly formed coalition of neighborhood groups called Our Land Rocis dedicated to what it calls "permanently affordable, sustainable development" in the city of Rochester. So what are their demands? We find out with our guests:

  • Matt DeLaus, president of the Pearl-Meigs-Monroe Neighborhood Association, member of Many Neighbors Building Neighborhoods, and member of the City Roots Community Land Trust
  • Rachel Rosen Simpson, climate justice liaison for ROCDSA on the Our Land Roc Coalition
  • Dorian Hall, member of the Plex Neighborhood Association and member of Many Neighbors Building Neighborhoods

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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