Jackie Ortiz for City Council

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CITY Newspaper Endorses Jackie Ortiz for Rochester City Council

Jackie Ortiz

"As the only Latinx currently on City Council, Ortiz provides crucial representation for a growing community. If she's reelected, she'll be the only Latinx officeholder in city government – or in county government.

Ortiz has served on Council since 2010 so, like Scott, she brings experience to the job. And increasingly, she's been taking on an important task: she frequently asks Warren administration officials detailed questions about proposals, whether legislative or budgetary.

She also continues to push the city on vacant and abandoned properties. She advocated for a city-formed land bank, which can take properties under tax foreclosure to speed up their reuse. The Rochester land bank turns over some of the most promising properties to a non-profit that rehabs them and sells them to first-time low- to moderate-income buyers.

Recently, Ortiz appeared with Mayor Lovely Warren to announce legislation creating a citywide landlord registry. The idea is to make sure city staff can track down rental property owners if there's a problem with one of their buildings.

Ortiz, who lives in the Charlotte neighborhood, has the Monroe County Democratic Committee's designation."

Anthony Plonczynski