Gun Violence State of Emergency Proclamation

Local State of Emergency

Mayor Malik D. Evans declared a Gun Violence State of Emergency in the City of Rochester in response to a surge in shootings and deadly shootings.

Pursuant to N.Y. State Executive Law Section 24 (1) and (2) the Mayor of Rochester has issued a Proclamation of a Local State of Emergency effective today, July 21, 2022, due to a gun violence emergency. 

The Proclamation gives the Mayor broad powers to protect life and property and to bring the emergency under control. 

Read the Proclamation here>>