My Pledge to the People of Rochester
The Monroe County Legislature must work to improve the lives of our children by enacting change within Child Protective Services (CPS) and advocating for increased funding to support early intervention services. Children are our future and no longer can be put on a waiting list for early intervention services. Funding for workers who serve our children also must be increased to ensure adequate pay for the essential work they provide.
The County Legislature must work harder to find more opportunity for our youth seeking employment by matching more job seekers with employers and ensure adequate training resources are available for the under qualified, including those seeking work in the trades.
Collaboration and partnership will be my guide – not political partisanship, personal gain or professional advancement. Government must be accountable and transparent to the people it serves while enacting change that fairly represents the diversity of our community.
I will work with elected leaders at all levels of government to continue the fight against opioid addiction and advocate for more resources for those on the front lines of the epidemic working toward a healthy and safe community.
It is essential that we work together to address poverty by creating coalitions within our neighborhoods and business community that can help bridge the equality gap by ensuring our children stay in school to assure economic opportunity as adults. If we focus greater attention on the well-being of businesses in our community through smart economic development initiatives, businesses both small and large have a better chance to help provide the job opportunities our community desperately needs.
I promise to fight for equality, including equal rights on behalf of women, the LGBTQ community and everyday workers, including the men and women who work for Monroe County. I will stand with workers who have retired from service with Monroe County to ensure County government honors contracts with its retirees. Anything less is unacceptable.
I will advocate tirelessly for the Rochester community to secure equitable funding for our region to support education, economic development, human services and neighborhoods. I understand the importance of relationships and will be visible, engaged and accessible to constituents by holding regular office hours to listen to and discuss issues. By working together and using the myriad of resources available to those who call Monroe County home, we can and must do better.
My commitment and interest in giving back to Rochester by serving in government is sincere. I pledge to deliver on behalf of the people of the 23rd Legislative District and will never take for granted the confidence you place in me as your legislator.
Todd Grady, Democratic Candidate, Monroe County Legislature