Week Ahead: County moves to restrict gifts; waterfront planning in the city


Monroe County Legislature committees are meeting this week.
Democrats have introduced legislation to restrict the gifts that county officials can accept. In an introductory memo, Democrat Josh Bauroth writes that the current prohibition on accepting gifts is too vague. Current county law prohibits county employees and officials from receiving gifts exceeding $25 if “it could be reasonably inferred” that the gift is intended to influence performance of their duties or to reward them for an official action.
“There must be a clear prohibition on accepting any gifts from those with an interest in county business,” Bauroth writes.
The Agenda/Charter Committee will take up the legislation at 6 p.m. tonight. The meeting is at the County Office Building, 39 West Main Street. Jeremy Moule

The City of Rochester’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development will hold a public hearing to get community input it will use to update the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The program guides waterfront development in the city.
The meeting will cover four waterfront topics: history, vision, issues, and priorities. Participants will be asked to comment on how the city’s waterfront should be developed and how public resource should be prioritized for that development.
The LWRP update will include all of the city’s waterfront areas along Lake Ontario, the Genesee River, and the Erie Canal. The update will also identify new waterfront policies and recommendations which will guide future development and infrastructure improvements.
The meeting is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, in City Council chambers at City Hall, 30 Church Street. Christine Carrie Fien