Rochester mayoral candidate Rachel Barnhart is calling for the City of Rochester to step up when it comes to child care.
At a press conference held Monday, Barnhart proposed adding 1,000 childcare subsidies that would supplement services already provided to City families.
“This is a practical thing that we can do to reduce poverty and to grow our economy and to help families,” said Barnhart. “The City has a lot of flexibility in its budget and this is something that will be a priority in my administration.”
Barnhart says the goal is to help reduce poverty by having local governments step in.