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We continue our series of conversations with candidates for Rochester City Council in advance of Primary Day. We hear from Leticia Astacio. She's one of 16 candidates vying for five at-large seats. We talk with her about her platforms, her priorities, and about issues affecting Rochester.

Our guest:

  • Leticia Astacio

*Note: Willie Lightfoot declined invitations to join these conversations. Patricia Williams-McGahee cancelled her appearance. 

We talk with two more candidates for Rochester City Council. It's part of a series of conversations we're having with Council candidates prior to the primary. Our guests share their platforms and priorities, and discuss issues affecting Rochester. 

Our guests:

We sit down with another group of candidates for Rochester City Council. 16 candidates are running for five at-large seats. Our goal is to talk to all of them at length prior to Primary Day.

This hour, three candidates share their priorities and platforms, and answer our questions and your about issues affecting Rochester. Our guests:

We sit down with candidates for Rochester City Council. Our goal is to have conversations at length with the nearly 20 candidates before Primary Day.

Our guests this hour discuss their platforms and priorities, and their perspectives on different issues impacting Rochester. Our guests:

We continue our conversations with candidates for Rochester City Council. Nearly 20 candidates are vying for five open at-large seats. We talk to the candidates about their priorities and platforms in advance of primary day.

Our guests:

We talk with candidates for Rochester City Council. Nearly 20 candidates have signed petitions to run for five open at-large seats. We aim to talk with all of them over the next several weeks. It's an opportunity to hear from the candidates about their platforms and priorities for office, and for listeners to ask them questions.

Our guests:

Daniel Prude probe: Mayor, city officials suppressed info about his death

Mar 12, 2021
Max Schulte/WXXI News

An independent investigation into the city’s handling of Daniel Prude’s death found that officials at the highest levels of city government and the Rochester Police Department suppressed information about his fatal arrest and blamed Mayor Lovely Warren for keeping the incident out of the public eye for so long.

Max Schulte/WXXI News

Rochester City Council is set to vote on a resolution recommending that the city administration and Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan consider firing the officers responsible for the death of Daniel Prude almost one year ago.

The proposed resolution was introduced Thursday afternoon and approved by a City Council committee later in the day on an 8 to 1 vote. It will be considered during Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday.

James Brown / WXXI News

A memo took center stage during the confirmation hearing for the first leader of Rochester’s Police Accountability Board. 

The ten-page document was written by Conor Dwyer Reynolds early this week. The Police Accountability board wants him to be its first Executive Director. 

CITY News/File photo

With the integrity of her administration under scrutiny over its handling of the death of Daniel Prude, Mayor Lovely Warren is taking her second stab in four years at giving the city’s ethics watchdog more teeth.

Warren has submitted legislation to the City Council to transform the existing Office of Public Integrity into a new Office of Inspector General. Under the measure, the director would be appointed to a fixed five-year term, have the authority to subpoena records, be barred from engaging in political activity, and could only be fired for malfeasance or misconduct.

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