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City Hallways (Sept.2) What brings Kentuckians to City Hall?

They call themselves Kentuckians

Some Kentucky folks - 10 in all, I'm told - were spotted in City Hall in recent days.

They are from Louisville, sent by the Louisville mayor to learn about Buffalo's "Clean Sweep" program. That's when a team of city workers ascends upon a Buffalo neighborhood to address quality-of-life issues.

"They are here picking our brains, and we are picking theirs," Mayor Brown said of the Kentuckians.


Exploring the Council's digital world

I was playing around a little more with the new on-line portal to Common Council and other city meetings.

Turns out you can sign up to speak at upcoming Council meetings, regular ones as well as committee sessions, through the portal.

Also, the agenda for the next Zoning Board meeting is already posted on-line. And you can also sign up to speak at that meeting through the portal.

In case you missed it,  the Web address for the portal is:

 Some mayoral appointments

Here are Brown's latest appointments to the city's Citizens Planning Council, which evaluates requests for capital spending in City Hall:

  • Jessica Baker of Lafayette Avenue
  • Schuyler Banks of Lemon Street
  • Reena Dutta of Edward Street
  • Gerald Kelly of Bird Avenue
  • Jordan Then of Starin Avenue

Today's Calendar Items

Mayor Brown this afternoon joining with Police Athletic League to hand out over 50 backpacks to city youth. The backpacks - filled with school supplies - were provided by Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy and his Shades of Greatness Foundation.

Community groups holding anti-violence rally in Niagara Square 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Housekeeping: City Hallways taking off Monday for Labor Day.
Enjoy the holiday, everyone.

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