Rochester City Council votes to sublease office for Police Accountability Board from D&C parent company

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester City Council Tuesday night voted to sublease office space from Gannett Media Corp., the parent company of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, for the City of Rochester’s Police Accountability Board.

The vote passed 7 to 2 with only City Councilman Jose Peo and City Councilman Willie Lightfoot voting no.

Gannett leases its office at 245 East Main St. from Seneca Building Partners LLC and city documents say Gannett is authorized to sublease the space under its lease.

The City is looking to sublease up to 19,000 square feet from Gannett for a term of up to two years for as much as $343,140 for the first year and $350,003 for the second year. Under the sublease, the city may also be required to pay utility expenses for the subleases space as well as common area maintenance expenses.

The City says that money would come from the Police Accountability Board allocations of the 2021-22 Budget of the City Council & Clerk for the first year and from the Budget of the City Council & Clerk for the second year.

More details are available in the document below:

February 15, 2022 Additional Proposed Legislation by News10NBC on Scribd

The Rochester City Council’s agenda for its Feb. 15 meeting is below:

February 15, 2022 Council Agenda by News10NBC on Scribd

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