Show up for City Council Budget Vote! - Metro Justice

Show up for the Public Utility Study City Council Budget Vote!

Save the Date and RSVP Below!

Time and time again, residents of the City have demanded a public utility feasibility study. We need our elected officials to demonstrate a willingness to stand up for our city instead of hiding behind the County Legislature's misleadership! City residents are the hardest hit by RG&E’s crushing rates and erratic misbilling that so often spiral families into crisis. 

The City of Rochester already set aside funds for a study last year that expire this June. They need to re-allocate that money as a step towards a fully funded study, and they also need to commit to a locally led study. 

Most transitions to a public utility happen at the City level. Recent studies in San Diego, Decorah, Pueblo, Long Island, Maine, and Winter Park all found that taking over their privately owned utilities would result in significant cost savings for residents, even after they paid for the cost of purchasing the grid from the private utility. 

What we need to move forward now is a third party, independent study that gives us the facts to know if a public utility is feasible in the City and the County and how to do it - including cost, modernizing the grid, green energy planning, and workforce development for more local union jobs. The “Pact with The People”-- put forward by the majority of City Council – neglects to mention RG&E, a public utility, the astronomical energy burden Rochester residents are under, and climate change or green energy. If this City Council truly wants to help people, they need to recommit to funding a public study.

So show up with us at the City Council Meeting and Budget Vote on Tuesday, June 18th at Rochester City Hall (30 Church Street, Rochester, NY, 14614). You can bring signs, and wear RED!

The City can choose to lead -- be there to call on them to do so! RSVP Below! 

Please also email City leadership to demand they act! 

WHEN
June 18, 2024 at 5:30pm - 8pm
WHERE
Rochester City Hall
30 Church St (3rd Floor)
Rochester, NY 14614
United States
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CONTACT
Michi Wenderlich · · 585-397-3539
73 RSVPS
Brittney Davis Joe Abbatiello James Sturgis Eboni Hannah Maria Scipione Christina Christman Van Smith Jr. Brent Liberati Angela Bamford Sue DeFabbia Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst Ann Lewis Christina Fields Kristina Dinino-Jeffords Elizabeth McGriff Nicole Delgrosso Jalil Muntaqim Wolid Mohamed Kieran Bushey Liz Henderson Laurie Bogmis Jacqueline van Arnold Ryan Pierson Deborah Jackson Matthew Simpson Oliver Korvac Carmen Guzman Eileen Rehn Kinra Johnson

Who's RSVPing

Brittney Davis
Joe Abbatiello
James Sturgis
Eboni Hannah
Maria Scipione
Christina Christman
Van Smith Jr.
Brent Liberati
Angela Bamford
Sue DeFabbia
Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst
Ann Lewis
Christina Fields
Kristina Dinino-Jeffords
Elizabeth McGriff
Nicole Delgrosso
Jalil Muntaqim
Wolid Mohamed
Kieran Bushey
Liz Henderson
Laurie Bogmis
Jacqueline van Arnold
Ryan Pierson
Deborah Jackson
Matthew Simpson
Oliver Korvac
Carmen Guzman
Eileen Rehn
Kinra Johnson

Will you come?

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  • Brittney Davis
    rsvped +2 2024-06-15 15:00:38 -0400
  • Joe Abbatiello
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  • James Sturgis
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  • Eboni Hannah
    rsvped 2024-06-15 13:00:20 -0400
  • Maria Scipione
    rsvped +1 2024-06-15 12:25:39 -0400
  • Christina Christman
    rsvped 2024-06-15 11:01:09 -0400
  • Van Smith Jr.
    rsvped +15 2024-06-14 15:32:10 -0400
  • Brent Liberati
    rsvped 2024-06-14 13:34:31 -0400
  • Angela Bamford
    rsvped +2 2024-06-14 11:23:53 -0400
  • Sue DeFabbia
    rsvped 2024-06-14 09:40:41 -0400
  • Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst
    rsvped 2024-06-14 09:37:56 -0400
  • Ann Lewis
    rsvped +1 2024-06-14 09:14:54 -0400
  • Christina Fields
    rsvped 2024-06-13 17:03:20 -0400
  • Kristina Dinino-Jeffords
    rsvped 2024-06-13 11:41:01 -0400
  • Elizabeth McGriff
    rsvped +3 2024-06-12 16:13:49 -0400
  • Nicole Delgrosso
    rsvped 2024-06-12 11:27:43 -0400
  • Jalil Muntaqim
    rsvped +3 2024-06-12 11:09:54 -0400
  • Wolid Mohamed
    rsvped +1 2024-06-12 01:27:34 -0400
  • Suzanne Stack
    commented 2024-06-12 00:34:12 -0400
    Is someone speaking on this at the Council meeting?
  • Kieran Bushey
    rsvped 2024-06-11 23:00:33 -0400
  • Liz Henderson
    rsvped +1 2024-06-11 19:52:23 -0400
  • Laurie Bogmis
    rsvped +3 2024-06-11 19:13:57 -0400
  • Jacqueline van Arnold
    rsvped +1 2024-06-11 17:31:08 -0400
  • Ryan Pierson
    rsvped +2 2024-06-11 16:10:02 -0400
  • Deborah Jackson
    rsvped 2024-06-11 15:49:50 -0400
  • Matthew Simpson
    rsvped 2024-06-11 15:45:48 -0400
  • Oliver Korvac
    rsvped 2024-06-11 15:05:54 -0400
  • Carmen Guzman
    rsvped 2024-06-11 13:58:22 -0400
  • Eileen Rehn
    rsvped 2024-06-10 17:49:30 -0400
  • Kinra Johnson
    rsvped 2024-06-05 07:43:49 -0400

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