Inspiring everyone to care for our community.
What’s gotten us here will, not get us there. Our Community needs action now. The time for words is over. The future is now, we have been left unprepared by our elected officials. We have been promised ‘change’ for years.
Change that never comes. We deserve better.
We are worth more than half of nothing. For years our population has dwindled, as we have struggled to keep our youth interested, engaged, and empowered within our city. This lack of youth engagement has led us to, increased gun violence and the flight of our youth at the soonest chance possible, with or without graduation from school. If the children are the future and they keep leaving, then that is our future leaving. So, it is no wonder that our city is in the current state of stagnation and digressive momentum.
With an aging population, the effects of climate change at our door, the automation of jobs, and a failing school system, not only are we ill-prepared for the future, but we also are losing our tax base to fund essential city functions like sewage, garbage, the fire department and more. I mean, no one wants a garbage fire outside their house because we could not fully fund these services. But those are not the only places we are losing out.
Why are we losing? What’s the root cause? The root is continuing to elect leadership that “have experience.” We keep electing the same officials that continue to line their pocket, while You and business owners struggle to make ends meet. To be better, we must do better. That starts by electing new passionate people from a younger generation with whom are not beholden to party politics. Or, as I like to call it politricks because these legacy candidates only care about their jobs, not You; and are willing to roll out a pile of tricks to get You to vote for them. Then they get back into office and do half of nothing to benefit the Community.
That is why you see all this high-cost development, both commercial and luxury housing. Is it benefiting You as a citizen? Not at all, nor is it adding to the city’s treasury because of all the tax breaks, incentives, and backroom deals.
I am prepared to take action for You and Our Community. I understand that we need immediate preparation for all the crucial issues we are facing. I am about Action and Solutions. We must work with each other to build a better community and a better city. Where do we start? The best course of action is working together regardless of party or affiliation. Then coming up with innovative, fresh ideas that come from Rochester itself, not some other city we aspire to be like. Our Nation is about being yourself, being unique. Not being the same; we cannot maximize our great city’s potential if we continue to look for the answer outside of our Home. Improvement starts at Home. Rochester is our Home. Let’s start here.
Marcus C. Williams
Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Leadership Development Coach
A strong advocate for forward-thinking and advancement Marcus has been a champion for sustainable development and sustainable government spending.
Preparing for climate change and cultivating youth leadership is integral for retaining and bolstering our City's tax base. At the same time, encouraging the youth to stay and develop our home will drive entrepreneurship, local business development, and community homeownership.
A strong proponent of preventing gun violence, Marcus has proposed many initiatives to get illegal guns off the streets.
Growing up in the PLEX (South Plymouth Area) and 19th Ward, has given him first-hand knowledge of many of the issues affecting the South District.
The upcoming young leader is just what our City needs in a time, which is like none we have ever experienced. A fresh voice for the people, he cares about our City. Marcus is ready to do what is necessary to move us toward the brighter future our City deserves. "Right Leader for the Right Time, So We Won't Be Left Behind." Vote November 5th Marcus C. Williams South District City Council.