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City Hallways (Aug. 11) Which Councilmen have most cash on hand?

Money matters: Week 2, day 4

Today finishes our look at Common Council campaign funds, with a review of University Councilman Rasheed's Wyatt's financial disclosure reports.

Wyatt started with $2,402 in January, raised $1,975 and spent $994 over  the next six months. He had $3,383 remaining as of mid-July.

Wyatt's biggest contribution came from Plus Food Mart on East Amherst Street,  which made a $200 donation.  His biggest expense was $260 to the Grassroots political organization followed  $250 to the Erie County Democratic  party.

Golombek, then Pridgen, top list

Here's a recap, for all nine Council members, alphabetically by district, of how much campaign money they each had as of mid-July. Looks like the Ellicott and North District councilmen have the most cash on hand:

  • Delaware Councilman Joel Feroleto: $609
  • Ellicott Councilman Darius Pridgen: $24,603
  • Fillmore Councilman Dave Franczyk: $5,624
  • Lovejoy Councilman Rich Fontana: $7,466
  • Masten Councilman Ulysees Wingo: $1,186
  • Niagara Councilman Dave Rivera: $17,520*
  • North  Councilman Joe Golombek: $25,767
  • South Councilman Chris Scanlon: $4,377
  • University Councilman Rasheed Wyatt: $3,383
  • * based on Jan. 2015 report. Rivera said he would check with his treasurer, who is currently on vacation, to make sure his more recent finance reports are complete.

Today's Calendar Items

Mayor Brown and Downtown Country Market scheduled to make late morning announcement in recognition of National Farmers Market Week.

Puerto Rican flag being raised in Niagara Square noon  today to kick off events celebrating Hispanic heritage in Buffalo.

Brown scheduled afternoon press conference to encourage seniors to volunteer for elementary school program.

Food Truck Thursday in Niagara Square.

In today's,  we have story on a community drive, spearheaded by local officials, for personal care and classroom items that will be presented to financially struggling Say Yes students getting ready for college. Here's info on how to donate.

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