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Campaign 2017: Fourth candidate joins Brown, Schroeder and Grant

There's a Meet the Candidates forum scheduled for July 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library at Lafayette Square.

It is hosted by Buffalo Niagara Deaf Events.

All candidates have been invited and now there's a fourth name to add to the list.

Political newcomer and community activist Taniqua Simmons announced she's running for mayor and is hoping to get on the Democratic primary ballot.  Simmons is a Buffalo native who grew up on Bissell Avenue and East Ferry Street and currently lives on Humboldt Parkway.


Around noon today at the Moot Senior Center, Mayor Byron W. Brown will meet and greet seniors at the High Street building.

Then at 2:30 p.m., Brown will announce the signing of a project labor agreement aimed at expanding opportunities at the Northland Corridor project for community residents. 


Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder is attending the North Buffalo farmers market and later today walking door to door in the Delaware District. He'll also be attending a fundraiser for St. Mark's School at the Flying Bison Brewery in Larkinville.

Schroeder also announced that his next Listening Session will be at 5:30 p.m. June 14 at the Buffalo Irish Center.


County Legislator Betty Jean Grant has a fundraiser scheduled for June 15.

Grant announced, in a Facebook post, that she received what she believes was an improperly issued parking ticket shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday on Jefferson Avenue, across from the Merriweather Library, where, she said, signage is confusing.  A sign appears to say there is no parking to the south of the sign and she parked to the north, but still got a ticket, she said.

If elected, Grant said,  one of the first things she'll do is research the necessity of "No Parking 4 p.m. to 6 p.m." signs  on this section of Jefferson Avenue, which, she said, are a bone of contention with businesses on the street. "If there is no credible reason, I would instruct the city's Dept. of Public Work to consider removing the sign," Grant wrote.




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