Chapman for mayor supporter
I ran into Terrance Heard in City Hall Monday. The one-time Council candidate (he ran unsuccessfully for Ellicott District against Council President Darius Pridgen) is now working with the Rev. Michael Chapman, who is considering a run for mayor in 2017.
Heard says he's with Chapman because he likes the pastor's plans to revitalize the city's East Side.
Heard emphasized, as Chapman previously did, that a possible Chapman run is not meant to indicate anything negative toward Mayor Byron Brown.
But if Brown ends up not running for a fourth term as mayor, Chapman wants to be ready to make a decision, Heard said.
Heard also said, as Chapman did, that there's a possibility Chapman would run even if Brown seeks re-election.
Fun with mayors game
Following a ceremony yesterday in Mayor Brown's office, when the Buffalo mayor received a U.S. Conference of Mayors' award for his efforts supporting small business, Brown's communication office issued a press release with a photo of the event.
Here's the photo:
I thought it would make a good photo game.
So here it is:
Can you guess which man in the photo is NOT currently a mayor?
(and for extra points, can you name the three who are currently mayors?)
Come back tomorrow for the answers.
And finally, for baseball fans
The city recently hired a consultant to design plans for a new roof for Coca-Cola Field.
Today's Calendar Items
Council committee meetings today, starting with civil service and finance in the morning, then community development and legislation in the afternoon.
In today's Buffalo News and buffalonews.com, here's an interesting Elmwood village story out of yesterday's Planning Board meeting from my colleague Jonathan Epstein