Rochester Looks to Renew 485-a Tax Break Before Critics Take Office
Two progressive organizers opposed to the 485-a program just won City Council races but won’t take their seats until next year. Mayor Lovely Warren has directed the Council to vote on the renewal this week.
Colin Kinniburgh · November 8, 2021
Downtown Rochester. At left is the Metropolitan, a former bank tower now home to 88 apartments, which is the citys largest beneficiary of the 485-a tax break for developers. | Flickr/<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/runneralan/15227532861/">Alan Kotok</a>
Colin Kinniburgh is a reporter at New York Focus, covering the state’s climate and environmental politics. Over a decade in media, he has worked in print, television, audio, and online news, and participated in fellowship programs at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism and… more
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