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The Common Council is set to vote Tuesday on the sale of former School 71 to King Center Charter School.

The potential sale of the school has been a hot topic. Charter school officials maintain that their school requires more space, which would be provided at Lang Avenue property.

Officials with the charter school’s current home, the King Urban Life Center on Genesee Street, have lobbied against the sale, saying the school should not leave the neighborhood and that it would modify the current space to meet the school’s needs.

The Council meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Also this week:

• The Council will hold its pre-meeting caucus at 2 p.m. Monday in Room 1417 at City Hall.

• Buffalo Urban Development Corp. meets at noon Tuesday in the fifth-floor conference room at 95 Perry St.

A presentation from Wendel will be made on the feasibility of building a golf course in South Buffalo. The consultant was hired to examine whether building a course on landfills near Tifft Street is practical.

• Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown will meet with members of the public from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., marking the last stop on her community conversation and listening tour.

• A parent assembly sponsored by Buffalo Public Schools and the District Parent Coordinating Council will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, 450 Masten Ave. The theme of the assembly is “Maximizing Parent Engagement: What You Need to Know to be More Involved in your School.” For more information visit