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City Hallways (Dec. 1) Gender-neutral bathroom open in City Hall

Bathroom talk

Back in May, city officials announced a gender-neutral bathroom would be created in the basement floor of City Hall, not too far from the existing public restrooms.

I recently walked down there, to check it out, and found that, indeed, the gender-neutral bathroom exists. And it's handicappled accessible, and also kid-friendly (with a baby changing area) as well.

Meanwhile,  still no upgrades to the remaining City Hall public bathrooms that city officials last June said will be getting a much-needed facelift.

Change is coming

Hal Payne, the long-time Buffalo State VP for Student Affairs, isn't just retiring from Buffalo State College. He'll also soon  be leaving his post as a mayoral appointee to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Could be other commissioner changes, I hear, coming up as well, possibly at the BMHA's December meeting.

Today's calendar items

Preservation board meeting

Mayor Brown back in Buffalo after attending White House holiday reception Wednesday evening. His schedule includes recognizing Pop Warner Pee Wee Division winners heading to the 2016 Pop Warner Superbowl in Orlando.

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