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Connections: Debating the expansion of the CHOICE program

The City of Rochester is expanding a program designed to increase the number of owner-occupants living in the city. The CHOICE program was originally designed for downtown living opportunities, but not the city wants to take the program to all parts of Rochester.

Supporters say it's effective; critics say it amounts to a tax giveaway to wealthy people. Our guests debate it. In studio:

  • Rachel Barnhart, member of the Monroe County Legislature
  • Matthew Denker, developer with LBLD Living
  • Blake Gianniny, principal at FGB Property
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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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