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Campaign '17: Brown kicks off Clean Sweep; Schroeder and Grant on radio

This morning in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood,  Mayor Byron W. Brown kicked off the 2017 Clean Sweep initiative. Over the next six months, the city is scheduled to conduct over 30 clean sweeps in districts throughout the city, to do things like trim trees, mow lots, remove debris and graffiti, repair street signs and fill potholes.

This afternoon, the mayor is scheduled to make remarks at the dedication of the Sharon Thomas Children's Center in Buffalo City Court. This evening, he is scheduled to mark Immigrant Heritage Month with the screening of the documentary "8 Borders, 8 Days" at Lafayette High School.

Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder is scheduled this afternoon to tape a radio show, an interview with host Mary Davis that will air Saturday on AM 1400. Schroeder is expected to discuss his four-point Compass Plan, detailing his ideas for improving city neighborhoods.

Schroeder will be walking door-to-door in the Masten District collecting petition signatures this evening, as he did last night in South Buffalo and University Heights.

Legislator Betty Jean Grant taped a radio interview this morning with Mary Davis that will air Saturday morning on AM 1400. Grant said she will talk about the new $5 fee for Canalside concerts. The charge, she said, further separates "the poor and low-income citizens from those who can afford (to) come here to party, play and then leave for the suburbs."

Grant announced her campaign headquarters is at 1327 Jefferson Ave.

She also is continuing to focus on petition signatures.

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