The proposed $22.3 million facility for the Rochester Senior Center and Rochester Recreation Center is the topic for the next Post-Bulletin Dialogues event.
The hour-long community meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Rochester Public Library auditorium. Joining Post-Bulletin Managing Editor Jay Furst will be Rochester City Council members and officials from the Senior Center and Recreation Center.
(A calendar item in the P-B Tuesday incorrectly said there's a Dialogues program this week. That event will be rescheduled.)
The proposed combined center would be paid for with local option sales tax money up to $20 million, but top officials at the Rochester Senior Center and the Rec Center say they need about $2.3 million more to make the project work. Rochester City Council Member Michael Wojcik says he has concerns about whether the current plans make sense, and supporters have defended the project.
Wojcik has confirmed that he'll be on the panel for the P-B event, as will a representative from the Senior Center. The rest of the lineup will be announced in a few weeks.
P-B Dialogues events are free, informal Q & A sessions about issues in the news. If you can't be there and have questions you want addressed, post them here or send me at note at firstname.lastname@example.org.