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Urban Action 8/3

This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Penfield seeking input on new district

The Penfield Town Board invites written public comments regarding the potential impact of a new 360-acre Mixed Use Zoning District along Route 250. The area is currently zoned Rural Residential, Rural Agriculture, and Limited Business. The project's history is available at under Quick Links "Mixed Use District Info." The board will accept written comments at Planning Department, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, NY, 14526, through 5 p.m. Saturday, August 20.

Call for nuclear disarmament

Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace will hold its annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 8. The vigil is a public statement of peace and the importance of nuclear disarmament on the 71st anniversary of the US bombing of Japan with atomic weapons. The vigil will be held in the Avon traffic circle, Routes 5 & 20.

Public meetings on vacant properties

The Monroe County Task Force on Vacant and Abandoned Properties will hold three events to get public feedback on issues ranging from maintenance and local government response to sales of vacant properties and foreclosure prevention. The first event is a forum held on Facebook Live on Wednesday, August 3, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The public can participate by going to "Monroe County Clerk Adam J. Bello" on Facebook. The second will be on Monday, August 3, at the Irondequoit Town Library, 1290 Titus Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The third meeting will be held in Rochester City Council Chambers, City Hall, 30 Church Street, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.