And now for some mayoral politics
Here's another result from Tuesday's election: No more speculation that Mayor Brown - who is NYS Democratic Party chairman - will be going to Washington with the newly elected president.
With the Clinton-Trump contest over, Buffalo politics now turns to next year's mayoral race.
Mayor Brown has told some fellow Democratic leaders locally that he's planning to seek re-election.
And I've been told we'll hear within weeks whether City Comptroller Mark Schroeder will also run.
That's it for now in terms of likely candidates for the 2017 mayor's race.
Rev. Michael Chapman has been toying with a run, but he's not registered with any party designation so can't run in the Democratic primary.
More cops on the street
A few more details on the new police class recently appointed by the city.
Of the 75 new officers, 31 - or 42 percent-- are minorities; and 13 - or 17.8 percent - are women.
Brown's happy with the numbers. He's been trying to get a police department that better reflects the racial diversity of the city.
One thing that helped attract minorities to the city police department is a recruitment and education program, known as BPD 21C, but it appears two other key factors were the city's decision to drop the college requirement for police recruits as well as the residency requirements for new police officers negotiated into the city police contract.
As an aside, this is the first of two new police classes planned now that the city has a new, and valid civil service test for police applicants.
The new officers is expected to cut into the overtime bonanza available to some police over the past year or so because of all the police openings.
Today's Calendar Events
Common Council committee meetings today, staring with Civil Service and finance in the morning, followed by Communit Development and Legislation the afternoon.
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