Town Hall for a Public Utility with All Rochester City Councilmembers At-Large - Metro Justice

Town Hall for a Public Utility with All Rochester City Councilmembers At-Large

Fed up with RG&E? You're not alone! Last October, nearly 150 people came to our Town Hall for a Public Utility with City Council Vice President Mary Lupien. This December, we're having a second town hall and have invited At-Large Rochester City Councilmembers to listen. 

If you live in Fairport, your power company is actually under public, local, and community control. Rochester residents deserve the same options.  With data, research, and your support, Rochester City Council can formally study turning our Gas & Electric supplier into a public utility.  But to do that, they need to hear from you!

Come to the second Rochester for Energy Democracy Town Hall meeting with At-Large Rochester City Councilmembers, to share your challenges with RG&E customer service and crushing rate increases, and learn how you can join the movement to replace RG&E with public utility.  Your stories will also help guide City Council as they consider possible next steps to replace RG&E with a community-owned utility that will be more affordable, accountable, and climate-conscious.

RG&E, a for-profit company owned by Iberdrola based in Spain, extracts $95 million a year in profits from our community with little reinvestment. RG&E files to increase our rates every few years; and has just filed for a 20% rate hike- almost double the increase granted in 2020.  All at a time when Rochester’s families are facing staggering cost of living increases.   

Fairport, Spencerport, and Churchville all have public utilities; we would like to hear if you think Rochester should too! This Town Hall meeting will be held on Monday, December 19th from 6-8 PM at the Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County (115 South Avenue). Arrive at 5:15 PM for free food, sponsored by Metro Justice, from Rob's Kabobs Food Truck prior to the start of the town hall!

The event will be livestreamed at Metro Justice's Facebook page and available to watch there after the event. 


Parking and directions:

- We recommend parking in the Court Street Garage next to the library, or finding street parking.

- The Rochester Public Library has 2 buildings. The Gleason Auditorium is in the building that is connected to the Court Street Parking Garage, and you can enter that library building through the doors on the corner of South Avenue and Broad Street. There will be a sign! 

WHEN
December 19, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8pm
WHERE
Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Ave
Rochester, NY 14604
United States
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CONTACT
Mohini Sharma · · 585-397-3534
231 RSVPS
London Chastain Katie Gardner Karen Pelc Jemeah Scott Vestina Turner Bekah Gaebel Tierra Jones Cicely Russell Erick Stephens Victoria Vallone Shawn Trim II Neil Grayson Bernard Alston Raven Reynolds Connor Judd Molly Zientek Kristin Romell Christopher McCamic Lisle Coleman deborah benedetto Sarah Lamb Pollyanna Johnson Ryan McDermott Mary Lou Wilson Barbara Gorski Daniel Moore Rajesh Barnabas Sandra Mayfield Jacqueline Farrell Alexis Mayfield Amber Gibbs Marissa Burkland Beal St. George Diane Sheffield James Bearden Haley Hill Diana Ellison Green Laurie Ammering Maxine Manjos Devante Latham Matthew Ehlers Christina Das Allison Dominique Thompson Destinee Scout Morgan Grant M Ron Davis

Who's RSVPing

London Chastain
Katie Gardner
Karen Pelc
Jemeah Scott
Vestina Turner
Bekah Gaebel
Tierra Jones
Cicely Russell
Erick Stephens
Victoria Vallone
Shawn Trim II
Neil Grayson
Bernard Alston
Raven Reynolds
Connor Judd
Molly Zientek
Kristin Romell
Christopher McCamic
Lisle Coleman
deborah benedetto
Sarah Lamb
Pollyanna Johnson
Ryan McDermott
Mary Lou Wilson
Barbara Gorski
Daniel Moore
Rajesh Barnabas
Sandra Mayfield
Jacqueline Farrell

Will you come?

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  • Karen Pelc
    commented 2022-12-19 08:27:24 -0500
    Looking forward to attending. I have a company in south carolina that is called Palmetto Co-operative publicly owned utility company. I am hopeful we can have something like this to replace the company that is profiting from us.
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