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I thought I'd start to new thing today, a morning post letting folks know what's on the City hall agenda each morning, and also anything I happen to learn early in the day.
For example, this morning, I picked up a copy of the city comptroller's response to the budget Mayor Brown proposed last week.
From the Comptroller's Office: "Overall, the proposed 2015-16 budget is a significant step toward a more structurally balanced budget, achieved by reducing expenses while relying less on reserves to fill revenue shortfalls."
That sounds like a good thing.
Later today the Common Council has its caucus to go over what's on the agenda for Tuesday's council meeting.
Nothing announced yet from the mayor's office, although he and Niagara District Councilman David Rivera will be unveiling a new "Edward Porto Way" trailblazing sign on Connecticut Street between West and Plymouth avenues at 4:30 p.m.
"Ed Porto was an original West Side booster," Rivera said.
Porto was a lifelong Buffalo resident who died in 2008. He founded the Amici Lodge #255 Order Italian Sons & Daughters of
America, which was located at 299 Connecticut Street for over 38 years. He also co-founded the Saint Anthony Italian
Festival, which was celebrated on Connecticut Street for over 13 years before moving to its current location on Hertel

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