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City Hallways (Oct. 4) Will Wingo salute flag at today's Council meeting?

Will Wingo protest continue?

Two weeks ago, at the last formal Common Council meeting, Masten Councilman Ulysees Wingo made a statement against police killing unarmed blacks by opting to raise his fist in the air rather than salute the flag with the rest of his colleagues.

The Council meets again today for the first time since that Sept. 20 meeting.

And the question is: What will Wingo do today?

One hint may lie in a Facebook post from yesterday, when the councilman thanked his supporters and invited them to Council Chambers prior to today's 2 p.m. meeting.

"I've received countless calls, texts, and messages of support. Thank you," Wingo wrote.
"Also, many have asked me these last couple weeks what can they do to support. Here's my answer: I believe the first thing we need to do is stand together in solidarity. . . displaying our strength and UNITY. Showing up tomorrow (Tuesday) at Council Chambers (1:30 p.m.) would be the perfect place and time," he added.

Public Art:

Buffalo Arts Commission picks Cornelia Dohse-Peck for the arts component of the Shoreline Trail rehab project, andMark Griffis for the arts component of the Allen Street extension.

Zoning appointment:

Mayor Brown making new appointment to Zoning Board: Thomas Dearing, the recently retired commissioner of the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.  It's a three-year appointment that would run through October 2019.

Today's calendar events

Council meeting this afternoon

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