Michael engages and informs Rochester residents with an active online presence.
- 2017 Budget concernsI anticipate a very frustrating budget process which may leave me unable to support the proposed budget. Right now as I review the budget, the tax levy increase is at about 9% which is about the same as the valuation increase of the city. This means that if your property value is flat your taxes […]
- Stevan Kvenvold to retireDear Mayor, City Council members and fellow employees: There comes a time in most people’s life where a decision needs to be made concerning their future. I am at the point in my life at which I am announcing my intention to retire from my position with the City of Rochester. It has been my […]
- Planning to fix PlanningThere has been an effort to sweep this report under the rug. I have no intention of letting that happen. If you have never heard of the Planning Administrative Services Committee (PASC), here is a crash course on who they are, what they do, and why they are the biggest contributor to the current disfunction […]
- Uber RantAt the risk of sounding uncivil, let me rant on just how poor the Uber / TNC decision was. City staff worked on behalf of Andy Chafoulias (Yellow Cab owner) to delay the Uber vote until after the election. Based on the anger over the outrageous positions of Hruska, Hickey, and Staver, that may have influenced […]
Michael is dedicated to the BEST Rochester possible, serving the needs of ALL its citizens.