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City Hallways (Feb. 23) As Simon & Garfunkel wrote:

Slow down, you move too fast

Maybe it's the design of the road, or perhaps fast cars that aren't slowing down, but either way, Masten Councilman Ulysees Wingo says there's too many accidents occurring as vehicles exit onto Grider Street from the eastbound Kensington Expressway.

Wingo is asking his Council colleagues to request state DOT look into it - to review the design and traffic patterns, and consider new signage or whatever it takes to slow motorists down.

Wingo says 77 traffic accidents occurred in the area over the past two years, going back to January 2014. There's been a total of 111 accidents, his research found, in the area bounded by Grider, Pembroke, Wyoming and Warwick during that period.  (Here's a map Wingo emailed me with the 111 accident locations  GriderAccidents)

When I contacted the DOT for comment, a spokesperson emailed back that the agency needs to see the resolution before making any public comment.


Lance Diamond Way

Another Council resolution, the one honoring Lance Diamond with a trailblazer sign, landed on Mayor Brown's desk Monday -  which is when he signed it.diamond012

"Lance Diamond was a very well-respected, beloved member of the Buffalo community," Brown told me after signing the resolution. "He was a legendary entertainer, and his great showmanship and musical talent  helped to reinforce Buffalo as a great music city.
"I am very pleased to sign Councilman David Rivera's resolution to honor Lance Diamond with a trailblazing sign," Brown said.

The sign is expected to be installed in early July at the corner of  Elmwood and West Utica, near the current Milkie's on Elmwood, formerly the Elmwood Lounge, where Diamond performed much of his life.

Word Game 
I spotted this license plate. See how long it takes you to figure it out.



Calendar items

Council committee meetings today, starting with Civil Service and Finance in the morning and Community Development then Legislation in the afternoon.

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