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Connections: Debating the expansion of the CHOICE program

Sep 20, 2019

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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