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City Hallways (March 9) A bit of Hillary Clinton on the steps of City Hall

Women's Rights are Human Rights

On the steps of City Hall, the Western New York Peace Center and others ralllied Wednesday in support of women and International Women's Day, calling for, among other things,  a gender analysis to see how women are doing when it comes to pay and promotions in City Hall - where all 11 elected positions are held by men.

That's the mayor, comptroller, and nine Council seats.

I haven't done a city payroll analysis in awhile, but a quick look at the 2015-16 fiscal year payroll (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) shows a female police officer was the top earner - thanks to lots of overtime - that year. It also shows the city fire commissioner, a man, was the highest paid department head. The second-highest paid department head was the finance and administration commissioner, a woman.

One of the signs being held up at the rally on the City Hall steps, by the way, was a Hillary Clinton quote: "Women's Rights are Human Rights."


Attention Elmwood Village residents

Delaware District Councilman Joel Feroleto has some questions for Elmwood Village residents about everything from shopping and parking to their thoughts on demolition and development.
He's posted an unscientific poll to get a sense of the Elmwood Village community. Here's a link to the survey.


He liked the Thin Mints

Girl Scouts were in City Hall Wednesday, getting a proclamation from Mayor Brown, who picked Thin Mints over S'mores in a taste test in his office.
But Short Bread cookies are his favorite, he told the Girl Scouts, who had left Brown's office, and were on the steps of City Hall,  when I took this picture.

Today's calendar items

  • City Preservation Board meets this afternoon. Agenda includes public hearing on landmarking Dr. John C. Long cottage, 794 Potomac Ave.

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