ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Malik Evans, a candidate for Rochester mayor, was back out on the campaign trial Monday. Evans was at Burgos Income Tax, a locally owned business on North Clinton Avenue.

He laid out his vision of economic empowerment for the city. That includes increasing median household income in the city, which is $41,000 compared to $68,000 across the county. He also spoke of helping residents become homeowners and the "Rochester Plan," a goal of creating 1,000 new small businesses.

"That's how we change poverty,” Evans said. “That's how we transform neighborhoods. That’s how we transform North Clinton Avenue. That's how we transform our community. That’s how we transform our region."

Mayor Lovely Warren's campaign responded to Evans’ plan:

"Mayor Warren has provided $2.7 million in grants to nearly a 1,000 local small employers during the pandemic. And, under her leadership Rochester has seen more than double the amount of private investment and job creation than the 8 years before she took office. That's why our City experienced the lowest unemployment and highest home values in our history prior to the pandemic. Now, her ERA agenda will deliver renewed prosperity to every corner of our City!"