Community Projects in Rochester, NY

We’re highlighting public projects in the City of Rochester, New York. Check out the following! Reimagined and Riverfront Promenades  Mayor Evans announced the Aqueduct Reimagined and Riverfront Promenades project in April 2022 as part of the ROC Riverway / Building Bridges to the Future initiative. The project aims to transform the Broad Street Bridge into […]

How to Participate in City Council Meetings

A city council meeting is a gathering of the elected officials who make up the governing body of a city or municipality. These meetings are typically open to the public and provide a forum for council members to discuss and make decisions about issues affecting the municipality they serve. The council may discuss a wide […]

Social Activism: What It Is and How to Get Involved

The roots of modern social activism lie in the 18th and 19th centuries with movements such as the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage and labor rights. Social activism burst into the foreground in the 1960s with the Civil Rights movement and Vietnam anti-war protests becoming defining characteristics of a generation of Americans. Continuing into the […]

How to Get Involved in Local Government: Nine Ways to Contribute to Your Community

Introduction Ever wonder how a neighborhood park gets designed and constructed? Or who decides to install bike lanes in your city? It’s likely that your government representatives are actively working on dozens of projects to improve your community right now. This article will outline how governments function and what opportunities there are to get involved […]

Public Transportation in Santa Cruz: Public Input Resource Guide

Public transportation in Santa Cruz dates back to the late 1800s when horse-drawn streetcars began operating in the city, to be replaced by electric streetcars in the early 1900s. In the 1920s, bus service was offered, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that a formal public transportation system was established. In 1968, the California State […]